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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.

New Case of Contagious Equine Metritis Reported in Arizona - August 25, 2011 | Print |

Health alertThe World Organization for Animal Health (OIE ) reports that  a new case of Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) was confirmed in the United States (U.S.), on July 21, 2011.

Canadian Equestrian Ambassadors Complete Endurance Race During Trade Mission to China’s Zhaosu County | Print |

2011-canadians zhaosu china_webJuly 25, 2011 — Six individuals representing Equine Canada’s Export Market Development program (EC Export) completed a trade mission to Zhaosu County, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of northwest China in early July. The mission’s delegates met their objectives to experience, firsthand, a Chinese-run equestrian sporting event, gain knowledge of China’s current horse husbandry practices and demonstrate that Canada has the expertise to partner with China as it strives to develop a contemporary horse industry.

Take the Equine Code of Practice Survey | Print |

SurveyJune 20, 2011 — The welfare of farmed animals is receiving increased attention and changes are happening.  In Canada, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that sound animal care standards are in place.

Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 Status Update | Print |

Health AlertJune 14, 2011 — Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is sharing an update on the EHV-1 status in the Western Provinces from a conference call June 13. Participants included the Chief Provincial Veterinarian, members of Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, faculty from the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine, provincial animal laboratory veterinarians and local equine practitioners.

From Breeds & Industry Division to Industry Division | Print |

March 18, 2011 - It’s official. Starting in 2011, the “Industry Division” becomes the official name of Equine Canada’s Breeds & Industry Division. With the goal of clarifying its role within the national federation and within Canada’s equine industry overall, the “Industry” designator captures the broader scope of the Division’s activities and emphasizes that its areas of work and responsibility affect all stakeholders regardless of their sport, discipline or breed affiliation. The Industry Division represents the equine industry in all of its facets.

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