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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

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.

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

Strangles Disease PDF Print E-mail

23 MAY 2018 - A stable in Halifax has placed its horses in quarantine after a veterinarian confirmed one of the animals had contracted a highly contagious respiratory infection...

Horses are livestock PDF Print E-mail

Consistent regulations and definitions regarding equine across Canada would improve the viability, impact and understanding of the Canada equine industry


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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.


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