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Hendra Virus (HeV) Infection PDF Print E-mail

Hendra virus is a rare disease that can cause severe illness and often death in horses. Hendra is a virus that can spread from horses to humans.

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Wild Horses: The Consequences of Doing Nothing PDF Print E-mail

The consequences of doing nothing. Unfortunately, in the US the loose, wild and feral horse population is out of control. In Canada there is visible signs of inadequate population management.

National Geographic - Failing to manage wild herds in Western states, experts say, could have devastating effects on rangelands—and all of the animals that depend on them... <more>

 
 
Horse Breeding Realities - Reproductive Management PDF Print E-mail

This is the first in a series of five articles aimed at providing knowledge and resources to horse breeders and buyers as well as discussing the thought processes involved in breeding horses

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Livestock Identification and Traceability Program (TRACE) PDF Print E-mail

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants to enhance the health and well-being of Canadians, the environment and economy.

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Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Health Alert PDF Print E-mail

28 JUN 2018 - HEALTH ALERT: a positive EIA result was confirmed by the CFIA’s national reference laboratory for a horse on a premises in Ponoka County, Alberta

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Equine Disease Communication Center EDCC

Statement of Purpose

The communication of accurate information related to the Canadian horse industry to horse owners and the general public.

Objectives

The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada will:

  1. support the existing education programs of each of its partners
  2. promote humane handling of horses throughout all of their life stages.
  3. inform its constituents and partners of matters and issues related to the welfare of the horse population.
  4. enhance public awareness of matters and issues relating to the welfare of the horse and the horse industry.
  5. strive to network with other organizations who assist the Alliance in the achievement of its purpose and objectives.

Questions and comments may be directed to the Chair Bill desBarres 403.526.1070

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The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada is an alliance of provincial equine organizations and farm animal care groups whose purpose is the dissemination of accurate information related to the Canadian horse industry to horse owners and the general public.

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Bill desBarres
Chair, HWAC