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Growing Forward II Funding | Print |

Equine Canada's Industry Division Secures Federal Funding for International Growth

At Equine Canada's annual convention held in Winnipeg, MB, the Federal government announced a three-year, $483,650 investment in the Canadian equine industry through to March 31, 2016. The funding is based on a five-year plan, the Equine Canada Long Term International Strategy.

New Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines sets progressive standard of care for the Canadian equine herd | Print |

Ottawa, ON, 27 June 2013 – Equine Canada (EC) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) are pleased to announce the release of the new Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. The Code is available for download here.

CSHA Select Sale | Print |

May 13, 2013-  On September 9, 2013 the Canadian Sport Horse Association will host the second CSHA Select Sale at Creekside Farm, Calgary, Alberta, following the Spruce Meadows Master.

TheHorse.com- Equine Infectious Anemia Outbreak Hits Western Canada | Print |

August 16, 2012-- Equine health website, TheHorse.com has published an article regarding the Equine Infectious Anemia outbreak in Western Canada. As of June 30, there have been 105 identified cases in Canada according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The cases are confined to Western Canadian provinces. The full article can be read here.

NFAHW Survey | Print |

August 10, 2012-- The National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council (NFAHW) is conducting a survey on Anticipation and Agri-Intelligence. Agri-intelligence is a tool used by governments and industry to inform strategic decision making, and information gained in this survey will assist the NFAHW in developing advice on agri-intelligence and anticipation.

Horse Tests Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Las Animas, Colorado August 2, 2012 | Print |

August 8, 2012 - A horse tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Las Animas County, Colorado on August 2, 2012. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of any horse suspected of being affected by the disease. The disease causes blister-like lesions to be formed on the inside of the mouth, nose and hooves, alongside flu like symptoms and anorexia.

Health Alert: Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Print |

West Nile Virus (WNV) Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) are viruses that can cause fatal neurologic disease in horses. The viruses are carried in the bird population and spread by mosquitoes.

CFIA Publishes Update on Equine Diseases in Canada for the 2nd Quarter 2012 | Print |

August 8, 2012- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released an update on infectious equine diseases in Canada for the 2nd quarter 2012. The report outlines the biosecurity measures in place relating to the reporting and eradication of infectious equine diseases in Canada.

New Stakeholder Survey Seeks Continued Input to National Equine Code of Practice | Print |

June 28, 2012 — Equine owners and others with an interest in equine welfare have an opportunity to provide input into the revision to Canada’s Equine Code of Practice through online surveys.

Positive EVH-1 in Douglas County, Colorado | Print |

May 16, 2012—A horse in Douglas County, Colorado, United States, has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1, according to a statement from the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), and the facility at which the horse resided has been placed under quarantine.

Suspected EHV-1 Reported in Tennessee | Print |

May 16, 2012—The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) of the United States has received reports of suspected cases of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) infection in horses that participated in a recent trail ride in Tennessee. Six to eightsuspected cases of the neurological form of EHV-1 have been reported to the state veterinarian's office. Horses are being treated, isolated and monitored by their attending veterinarian.

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