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Equine Disease Surveillance PDF Print E-mail

Equine health surveillance is extremely important to: the health and welfare of animals, trade, public health and the ability to move animals with minimal restrictions

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

Equine Biosecurity Standard User Guide for horse owners and custodians released AUG 2017

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Premises ID for livestock and poultry in Canada PDF Print E-mail

A Premises Identification number is a unique national number assigned to a piece of land by a provincial or territorial government. 

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Horses are livestock PDF Print E-mail

Horses are livestock. Traditionally horses have been considered livestock in Canada.

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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