An unvaccinated mare in Ontario is recovering after a diagnosis of West Nile virus. Find out where to stay up to date on outbreak news.
West Nile Virus
A filly has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus in Essex County, in Ontario. She is currently responding well to treatment.
Two horses in Saskatchewan have contracted West Nile Virus since the end of July, at two different farms. One survived and the other was euthanized.
Since October 19, 2017, three cases of West Nile Virus in Frontenac County, Oxford County and the Regional Municipality of Halton have been reported
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two positive tests for West Nile Virus (WNV)
On September 12, 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 Toronto area. The horse displayed signs of fever, muscle tremors, gait abnormalities (ataxia) and weakness. The horse is recovering under veterinary medical supervision. Veterinarians in […]
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 progressively became worse over 48 hours and necessitated humane euthanasia. During this time of year, veterinarians […]
On August 16, 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) was notified of a confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in one horse in Simcoe County. The 11-year-old gelding had an incomplete vaccination history and no history of travel outside the county. The horse exhibited acute onset of depression and fever, with some neurological […]
Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee believes the information contained in this advisory is of national importance to Canadian horse owners. The advisory appears below. West Nile Virus (WNV) is endemic in Ontario and cases occur in the horse population at varying levels each year. There is the potential for a significant increase in the […]
Horse Tests Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Las Animas, Colorado August 2, 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 […]