NFACC seeks public input on equine-care standards

Online surveys are seeking input from equine owners and others with an interest in equine welfare into the revisions to Canada’s Equine Code of Practice through online surveys.

The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is conducting a third stakeholder survey to gain further input as the Equine Code of Practice is revised. The code will serve as our national understanding of equine-care requirements and recommended best practices.

NFACC is overseeing a multi-year project to renew the Codes of Practice for several farm animal species, including equine. Each species has a lead organization responsible for facilitating their individual code’s development. For equine, it’s Equine Canada.

The Equine Code of Practice will be scientifically informed, practical and reflect societal expectations for farm animal care thanks to a Code Development Committee which brings together a broad range of expertise and industry knowledge. The committee is also seeking stakeholder input through national surveys. This survey is the third to be conducted for equine and is focused on two topics that are to be addressed in the code: health management and tail alterations.

To complete this survey, go to www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/equine and click on survey three.

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