Articles - Food and Rural Affairs

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Suspect Case of EHM in the Ottawa Region

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV-1), in the Ottawa region. The horse is currently receiving veterinary ca

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OMAFRA Urges Fire Safety Precautions After Another Ontario Blaze

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is urging farm owners to be proactive in reducing the risk of barn fires, after a recent string of devastating blazes in Ontario. The latest barn fire occurred at Prikken Farm Ltd

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Two Cases of Equine Abortion Due to EHV-1 Reported in Ontario

On January 18, 2019 two cases of equine herpes viral abortion caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was reported at a farm in Haldimand County in Ontario.

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EHV-1 Leads to Two Cases of Equine Abortion in Ontario

Two mares experienced abortions in their 10th month of pregnancy due to EHV-1 infection at a farm in Simcoe County, which is now under quarantine.

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West Nile Virus in Sudbury, Ontario

On August 11, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a positive test result for West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse from the Sudbury area. The unvaccinated mare developed neurological signs which progressive

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Waterloo, Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. See the notice b

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ORC Moves to OMAFRA

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) will be reporting to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), effective immediately. The announcement of the ministry change was included in a news release which indicated that an agree

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Ontario Horses Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two positive tests for West Nile Virus (WNV)

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Transitional Funding Plan Announced for Ontario Horse Racing Industry

The Liberal government has announced the establishment of a $50-million fund which will serve to help the Ontario racing industry transition from the profit sharing slots at racetracks program to self-sufficient, sustainable business model, over the

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Suspected Case of EHM in Ottawa Region

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV-1), in the Ottawa region. The horse is currently receiving veterinary ca