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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) PDF Print E-mail

16 AUG 2018 - The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs was notified of two confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Haldimand County, ON.

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>

Rewilding horses in Europe - <more>

Horse Breeding Realities - Reproductive Management PDF Print E-mail

Breeding horses can be exciting, but it also means we must weigh our options and make decisions. Our hopes are elevated as we picture that perfect foal romping in our fields. Our pride swells, yet we have to be realistic... (series by Judy Wardrope)

  1. Breeding Realities Introduction
  2. Breeding Realities and Basic Genetics
  3. Genetic Disorders – Part I
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Health Alert PDF Print E-mail

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) confirmed in a horse in Saskatchewan (JUL 2018)

West Nile Virus PDF Print E-mail

13 AUG 2018 - A disease alert was issued in Saskatchewan for West Nile Virus, visit the Equine National Health Surveillance Network


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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.


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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Who are we?

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