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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.

Two Horses Confirmed Infected with Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in New Mexico (NM), United States — Import Restrictions Updated | Print |
May 3, 2012—Two horses in the state of New Mexico, Otero County, were confirmed with Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) on April 20, 2012.  This is the first detection of active VS in the United States since 2010.
Equine Canada Releases Special Report: The Economics of Horse Racing in Canada | Print |

March 20, 2012 — The Ontario horse racing industry is contributing $4.5 billion or 77 per cent of the total annual economic contributions from racing in Canada, according to a new study released today by Equine Canada and Strategic Equine. The Economics of Horse Racing in Canada, an in‐depth report on the horse racing industry on a province‐by‐province basis, identifies the significant economic contributions realized through horse racing in Canada – the industry generates more than 47,000 full-time equivalent jobs and $5.7 billion annually to the national economy.  

Input to Canada’s New Equine Code of Practice — Stakeholders Urged to Complete Second Survey | Print |
Ottawa, ON – The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is conducting a second survey to gain further stakeholder input as it revises Canada’s official Equine Code of Practice which serves as our national understanding of equine care requirements and recommended best practices.
Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 Found in Southern Ontario and California | Print |

February 1, 2012 — Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is notifying horse owners that Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) has been confirmed in horses in Southern Ontario and California.

University of Calgary to Conduct Equine Herpesvirus 1 (EHV1) Study | Print |
The University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, is conducting a research study to follow‐up on the outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus 1 (EHV1) that occurred in Western Canada following the National Cutting Horse Association event in Ogden, Utah in April‐May 2011. The goal of this research is to identify factors associated with the outbreak in order to prevent and control outbreaks in the future.

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New 2010 Equine Industry Released by Equine Canada — Most Comprehensive Equine Industry Study Available in Canada - August 29, 2011 | Print |

IndustryEquine Canada has just released its 2010 Canadian Equine Industry Profile Study — the State of the Industry. The 2010 study reports on statistical data derived from the largest equine industry participant survey sample ever completed in Canada. The demographic and economic information garnered in the survey underlines the significant role Canada’s equine industry plays in the country’s overall economic health.

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