Equine Canada has announced that the budget allocation to offset the costs for people participating in the Ontario Traceability Pilot Project has been finalized.

Participants who comply with the project’s criteria are eligible to receive approximately $2,400 for their participation over a twelve week period, including:

• $50 for travel costs to attend the orientation session

• $250 at completion of project enrolment

• $175 per week for each week of participation in reporting.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 24, 2010. ORC licensees who are interested in participating in the Pilot Project are asked to submit their contact information and a brief summary of how they participate in the Ontario racing industry, including the number of horses for which they have care, custody and control to:

Strategic Equine Inc.

93 Concession Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3W4

Tel: 905-953-8964

Fax: 905-953-8809

Email: info@strategicequine.ca