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Welfare of Horses in Canada: Benchmarking to the Code of Practice for Equine PDF Print E-mail

There is an increase public demand for assurance that horses are being cared for and that standards are being followed. The goal for the welfare of horses in Canada begins with benchmarking to the Code of Practice for equine.

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

Equine infectious anemia (EIA), also known as “swamp fever,” is a viral disease of horses and other equids (i.e. donkeys, mules, and zebras) that causes recurrent episodes of fever, lethargy and destruction of red blood cells (anemia) and platelets (thrombocytopenia)

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EIA Control PDF Print E-mail

EIA Control – It can be done

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Strangles Disease PDF Print E-mail

Strangles is a highly contagious bacterial disease of horses characterized by abscesses in the lymphoid tissue of the upper respiratory tract

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Interesting education from USA - Equine Herpesvirus PDF Print E-mail

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy Incident Guidelines for State Animal Health Officials

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Our Partners

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