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1 Horse Supply at a Glance 2014-04-10
2 Horsewelfare on Twitter 2013-07-20
3 Too many feral horses, with no domestic slaughterhouses, wild horses are increasing 2013-06-25
4 Equine Life Numbers 2013-06-18
5 Equine Identification and Traceability 2012-09-24
6 Horse Slaughter in Canada 2012-09-24
7 CFIA releases update on equine infectious diseases in Canada 2012-08-13
8 Just An Opinion - Horse Processing 2012-06-11
9 Study on Equine Herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) 2012-01-19
10 CFIA Notice: Designated Border Ports of Entry for Feeder and Slaughter Horses Entering Canada from the United States 2011-11-01
11 Dr. Temple Grandin at the Calgary Stampede 2011-07-10
12 SHF Equine Health and Welfare Report 2011-03-09
13 HWAC responds to concerns about horse welfare 2011-02-04
14 Horse Care in the Winter 2011-01-23
15 Horse welfare issues and solutions discussed at the Horse Summit 2011-01-21
16 The unintended consequences of banning horse-slaughter 2011-01-11
17 Why you should eat horsemeat: It's delicious 2011-01-07
18 Northwest tribes seek solutions to unwanted horses 2010-12-29
19 Equine rescue facilities can't handle influx of unwanted horses 2010-12-16
20 Summit of the Horse 2010-11-10
21 Government of Canada cracks down on livestock transport violators 2010-11-04
22 Unwanted Horses: Rescue and Sanctuary Organizations Unable to Keep Up 2010-10-20
23 Horse welfare and processing in the United States 2010-09-13
24 Updated ante-mortem requirements in effect July 31, 2010 2010-08-04
25 Private Members Bill C-544 to Ban Horse Slaughter 2010-06-22
26 Monitoring Canadian east-west livestock movements 2010-05-18
27 Horses not that special - how society views the role of livestock 2010-04-28
28 Wyoming legislation providing options of horse processing 2010-04-25
29 Nevada facing cutbacks to State Veterinarian position 2010-03-26
30 Inspection of Horse Meat in South Dakota 2010-03-23
31 Horse Industry Collaborates to Support Alberta Stables 2010-03-03
32 Trailering & Equine Travel Safety 2010-03-03
33 The Unwanted Horse in the US - international implications 2010-02-05
34 EquiRab Rabies Vaccine Effective in Study 2010-02-03
35 Screening reveals more piroplasmosis cases in US 2010-01-28
36 UOH Supports BLM Wild Horse Gathers 2010-01-04
37 Survey of the State of the US Horse Industry 2010-01-03
38 World Equestrian Games rules and protocols 2009-12-23
39 International Spread of Disease Reviewed for World Equine Vets 2009-12-08
40 This is what happens 2009-12-04
41 The Future of Animal Agriculture 2009-12-04
42 National Equine Welfare Code of Practice Endorsed 2009-11-12
43 Horse Market Collapses 2009-11-05
44 Horses: Wintering well 2009-11-04
45 Government to Study Unwanted Horse Issues 2009-10-27
46 Import of Equine Meat Products from Canada 2009-10-23
47 Slaughter horse petition handed to European Commission 2009-10-04
48 Horse slaughterhouse debated 2009-10-02
49 Equine Health Record 2009-08-31
50 AVMA response to HSUS (Pacelle) blog as delivered by Dr. Ron DeHaven, Executive Vice President and CEO, AVMA 2009-08-28
51 Equine Working Group 2009-08-28
52 Horse Welfare Alliance accepted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Equine Working Group 2009-08-27
53 AQHA Animal Welfare Working Group Moving Forward with Objectives 2009-08-15
54 New EU rules may end slaughter of American Horses 2009-08-03
55 Animal Welfare: Allow science, not emotion, to tell us whether farm practices are humane 2009-07-26
56 Where Big Government ROAMs and the wild horses are put out to pasture 2009-07-19
57 Survey finds issue of unwanted horses growing 2009-07-16
58 Survey of Animal Control Centers Show Lack of County Facilities 2009-06-24
59 H.O.R.S.E. Act 2009-06-14
60 New group supports humane horse slaughter 2009-06-02
61 New equine industry group to hold first planning meeting 2009-06-02
62 Colorado Vets Polled on Unwanted Horse, Euthanasia Issues 2009-05-12
63 Horse facility bill lapses into law 2009-05-01
64 AQHA's new DVD & Greener Pastures Program Address Unwanted Horse Issue 2009-04-27
65 Oppose Criminalizing Horse Meat 2009-04-23
66 Slaughter bans are not the answer 2009-04-22
67 US fears horse harvest ban a step to veganism 2009-04-14
68 Montana Senate Passes Horse Slaughter Bill 2009-03-03
69 Animal Health Act and three regulations in effect Jan 1, 2009 2009-02-01
70 Unwanted horses in the United States 2008-07-17

Horse Health

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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Colic is the number one killer of horses (other than old age!) - take the Equine Guelph survey so they can get a better understanding of colic management practices

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UPDATE 14 Aug 2012 - CFIA is implementing new import measures to protect Canadian livestock from an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis reported in Colorado, United States...

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WCVM research survey targets Cushing’s disease

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May 2014 HEALTHFlash ALERT! - three new cases EIA in Yellowhead region

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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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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is urging livestock producers in the Prairie provinces to take the necessary precautions to protect their animals from anthrax this summer.
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Ionophore Toxicosis in Horses - A Cautionary Tale

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Vesicular stomatitis (VS), a viral disease affecting horses, reported in Arizona

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Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) - protect your animals

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UPDATE 17 SEPT - Alberta has had two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in horses / Saskatchewan has six horses confirmed with WNV

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Contagious Equine Metritis import requirements remain in effect

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Equine infectious anaemia (EIA) is an infectious and potentially fatal viral disease affecting the immune system
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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia - a new cause of respiratory disease in horses

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Reported cases of Equine Herpesvirus in North America - Ontario (May 2013)

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Founder (laminitis) is inflammation of the sensitive lamina of the horses’ hoof

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Equine Piroplasmosis is a tick-borne protozoal disease of horses

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