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Ontario Horses Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Two horses have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Ontario. On August 21st, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two positive tests for West Nile Virus (WNV); one from a 10-year-old gelding…

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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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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 care at…

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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 care at…

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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 below. The…

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed in Eastern Ontario

On August 9, 2014, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The 12-year old…

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OHRIA: Integration Key to Long-term Survival of Horse Racing Industry

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is pleased with the personal attention and progress that Premier Kathleen Wynne has given to ensuring the survival of the province’s horse racing and breeding industry. The recently negotiated five-year deal, which provides…

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Horse Racing Partnership Plan Out of the Gate

Ontario is delivering on its commitment to implement the Horse Racing Partnership Plan, which comes into effect April 1st. The province’s enhanced five-year plan will provide up to $500 million to support its world-class horse racing industry and includes: Increasing…

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Ontario Launches Five-Year Plan for Horse Racing Industry

Ontario has released a five-year plan for a sustainable horse racing industry in the province based on the final Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel report. The plan will strengthen the industry and support future growth by: Providing up to $400 million…

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Potomac Horse Fever in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food has become aware of two cases of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) in Ontario as of early August 2013. Samples collected from an anorexic and febrile horse in Essex County confirmed that the horse…

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