The following Ante Mortem and Post Mortem Inspection Reports were submitted by establishment #506 Bouvry Exports Ltd., Fort Macleod, Alberta to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the period of January 1- March 30, 2016. These documents were obtained through an Access-to-Information Request, received on November 16, 2016.
- Number of horses slaughtered
- Number of pregnant mares
- Number of pregnant mares close to term
- Number of non-ambulatory horses
- Number of deceased horses
- Number of horses rejected and reasons
- Number of condemned horses and reasons
- Number of horses exhibiting weather related conditions (eg. frostbite)
- Number of horses with injuries and details
- Number of Equine Identification Documents with incorrect information and details
- Number of horses testing positive for drug residue and details- which drug and amount.
In total, 7857 horses were slaughtered during this 89 day period and 2 horses were “Found Dead”. No ante mortem (before death) condemnations were recorded.
A total of 44 post mortem condemnations were reported for the following reasons:
- Neoplasm (melanoma) 33
- Neoplasm 1
- Bruising 2
- Serous Atrophy 5
- Peritonitis 1
- Edema 1
Information for the number of pregnant mares close to term, non-ambulatory horses, number exhibiting weather related conditions, number of horses with injuries, number of incorrect Equine Information Documents and number of horses testing positive for drug residue was not provided, possibly exempted under Section 17 of the Access to Information Act , as stated in the response letter:
17 SAFETY OF INDIVIDUALS
- The head of a government institution may refuse to disclose any record requested under this Act that contains information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to threaten the safety of individuals. 1980-81-82-83, c.111, Sch. 1 ”17”