News: Horse Canada

There’s a new tapeworm in Ontario infecting dogs that consume infected rodents and/or feces from coyotes and foxes. While the infection can be passed to humans, the risk to horses appears to be low.

Are Horses at Risk of Infection from New Ontario Tapeworm?

A tapeworm that can infect dogs and humans has shown up in Ontario, leaving horse owners wondering if their equine partners are also at risk. The Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm is spread by coyotes and foxes that eat infected rodents, like…

Yet another positive result for Equine Infectious Anemia has been confirmed in Saskatchewan.

Eighth Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in Saskatchewan

Yet another positive result for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) has been confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s national reference laboratory for a horse in Saskatchewan. This is the eighth case in the province since February. These have involved horses…

Equestrian Canada is accepting nominations for the 2019 EC Board of Directors until May 15, 2019.

Nominations for EC Board of Directors Still Being Accepted

Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to remind the community that nominations for the 2019 EC Board of Directors will be accepted until May 15, 2019. EC is looking for dedicated individuals with the dynamic and relevant skills to take on…

See changes and updates to Equestrian Canada’s Equine Medication Control rules for 2019.

New EC Equine Medication Control Rules for 2019

In keeping with its mission to deliver safe, fair and clean sport, Equestrian Canada (EC) reviews and updates its Equine Medication Control Program on an annual basis. The Equine Medication Control rules can be found in Chapter 10 (pages 41…

A positive Equine Infectious Anemia result was confirmed for a horse located on a premises in the rural municipality of Lakeview, SK.

Another Case of Equine Infectious Anemia in Saskatchewan

On April 4, 2019, a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) result was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in the rural municipality of Lakeview, SK. The horse had been…

Two horses stabled at a facility in York Region have been diagnosed with equine herpes myeloencephalopathy due to equine herpes virus-1.

Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy Confirmed in Ontario

On April 2, 2019 the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) due to equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1) at a facility with both competition and resident horses…

The Montreal SPCA has partnered with the City of Montreal to provide assistance to horse-drawn carriage owners when the industry becomes illegal in December.

Montreal Carriage Owners Offered Compensation for Horses

When it was announced that horse-drawn carriages, or calèches, would be banned in the City of Montreal as of December 31, 2019, people worried about what would become of the horses. Today, the Montreal SPCA announced they have partnered with…

Two horses tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia in Clear Hills County, Alberta.

More Alberta Horses Test Positive for Equine Infectious Anemia

An Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) affected premises has been identified in the province of Alberta. On March 29, 2019, positive EIA results were confirmed by the CFIA’s national reference laboratory for two horses located on a premises in Clear Hills…

U.S. have introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Photo: Humane Society International/Canada

Prevent All Soring Tactics Act Re-introduced in the U.S.

U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Mark Warner (D-VA) re-introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, which would amend the Horse Protection Act (HPA) of 1970 and finally end the practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle…

A positive case of Strangles has been reported in New Brunswick.

A Positive Case of Strangles Has Been Reported in New Brunswick

The Equine Disease Communication Center has reported a positive case of Strangles in New Brunswick. On March 13, 2019, a provincial veterinarian was called to examine a horse with an abscess. Due to the location of abscess and clinical signs,…

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