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

March 18, 2019 - Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) affected premises has been identified in the province of Saskatchewan

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ALERT Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) Health Alert PDF Print E-mail

February 18, 2019 the MAPAQ equine network has reported confirmation of a case of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1) in a horse in Quebec

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Humane transport and animal welfare PDF Print E-mail

20 FEB 2019 - Government of Canada announces changes to humane transport requirements under the Health of Animals Regulations

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Equine Influenza PDF Print E-mail

Equine influenza is a respiratory disease of horses and other equidae that causes coughing, nasal discharge, depression, inappetance and fever of more than 38.5°C

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Horses are livestock PDF Print E-mail

A Statement by the Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada (HWAC)

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Equine Surveillance Network

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