Equine Disease Surveillance

    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.


    The equine industry is working with government to share information on Canada’s equine health surveillance activities and communication efforts and identify potential gaps in order to establish a path forward to better serve the needs of those who contribute to and benefit from equine surveillance activities.


    The goal is to increase and facilitate communication with current and reliable reporting for veterinarians, horse owners and other stakeholders to help inform and educate.

    • Equine Surveillance Network. The Equine Surveillance Network is part of the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS), which connects animal health, public health and wildlife health experts from Canada’s animal sectors.

    • B.C. Equine Disease Surveillance & Report - the timely reporting of accurate information about disease outbreaks allows owners to make informed decisions, improves horse welfare and helps to mitigate the potential for serious financial loss to the industry.

    • Ontario Horse Disease Surveillance - Factsheet

    Also see Equine Traceability

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