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EIA-affected premises in Alberta PDF Print E-mail

On October 13, 2017 a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) result was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) national reference laboratory for a horse that had been sampled by an accredited veterinarian on a premises in Sturgeon County, Alberta (AB). The horse was exhibiting clinical signs that were compatible with EIA and it died shortly after being sampled. A CFIA investigation is currently underway and it has been reported that there are several other equine animals on the index premises. Work is being done to identify other potential contacts as per current policy. More information on EIA

 
 
Equine Code of Practice - have you completed the survey? PDF Print E-mail

Assist the industry in assessing equine Code awareness in Canada – complete the survey! 

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Aidez le secteur à évaluer la connaissance du Code pour les équidés au Canada : répondez au sondage! fr.surveymonkey.com/r/equinecodesondage

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

UPDATED: 15 OCT 2017 - recently positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) results were confirmed in Alberta 

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Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines PDF Print E-mail
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Wild Horses: Adored by the Public, but Destroying Water Resources PDF Print E-mail
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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