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Beware of Toxic Blister Beetles in Your Horse’s Alfalfa Hay

Blister beetles contain a toxin that can make horses sick and even kill them, so it’s very important to inspect your hay for them before feeding it.

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Hamilton Mounted Police get refresher course in Large Animal Rescue

After taking a large animal rescue course with Equine Guelph, the Hamilton Mounted Police have been proactively enrolling their officers in retraining.

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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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$50,000 for Research of Equine-Assisted Therapy for Veterans

A study based out of the Atlantic Veterinary College will evaluate the efficacy of equine-assisted therapy for helping veterans with PTSD.

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Two Manitoba Mares Die from Neurological Form of Equine Herpesvirus

Two mares have died due to the neurological form of Equine Herpesvirus at a stable in Manitoba, according to the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in Alberta

A pony has been diagnosed with Equine Infectious Anemia in Thorhild County, in Alberta. Biosecurity measures have been put in place on the premises.

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One Case of West Nile Virus Has Been Reported in Ontario

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.

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Kills Four Ontario Horses

The Equine Disease Communication Center reports that four horses were euthanized this week in Ontario after being diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis

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Fire Prevention, Large Animal Rescue Training for First Responders

Equine Guelph has developed an excellent set of resources and facilitates training on fire prevention and large animal rescue for first responders.

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Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Reported in Ontario

There has been a confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a horse located in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, ON.