Home / Horse Health & Welfare / News & Health Alerts
News & Health Alerts
1324hlth alert icon big v01-0

Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah

Ottawa, ON, May 13, 2015 — Horses have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of any horse suspected of being affected by the disease. The disease causes blister-like lesions to be formed on the inside of the mouth, nose and hooves, alongside flu-like symptoms and anorexia.

CFIA Seeks Input on Proposed Risk Management Strategy for EIA Control in Canada

Ottawa, Ont., April 22, 2015—Equine Canada (EC) would like to advise all stakeholders that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking input on a proposed strategy for future Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) control in Canada.

The Government of Canada and Equine Canada are Developing a National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for Horses in Canada

Ottawa, Ont. March 26, 2015 -- Equine Canada is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and other partner organizations to develop a farm-level biosecurity standard that will help protect Canada's equine industry from animal diseases.