Heather Clemenceau has written another excellent article, this time focusing on the equine traceability program:
Under regulations of the Health of Animals Act, Canada has a mandatory identification program for cattle, bison and sheep. Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have expanded that program to include horses. According to AAFC, horses are functional livestock and are part of the national ID and traceability strategy for animal health and food safety reasons.
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