Semen and Mare Imports
Canada’s import requirements regarding semen and mares returning from the United States will remain unchanged for 2013 until one year after the United States Department of Agriculture has declared the United States to be Contagious Equine Metritis free (CEM).
Update from HITS Ocala
February 28, 2013 — There is still only one confirmed nEHV-1 case at HITS Ocala, FL, and the horse was isolated at that time and is still recovering and in stable condition at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, FL. On the evening of Feb. 26, 2013, a horse who had shown on the HITS Post Time Farm show grounds in Ocala tested positive for EHV-1 (not the neurological strain). As a result of another case of EHV-1, the entire HITS Ocala show grounds are under quarantine as of the afternoon of Feb. 27, but the horse show continues to run as usual. For additional information on the status of the situation at HITS Ocala, please visit www.hitsshows.com/ocala.
Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1 Found in Quebec
February 28, 2013 — Equine Canada's Health and Welfare Committee is notifying horse owners that Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (nEHV-1) has been reported in a horse in the province of Quebec. This is the neurological strain of Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV 1). Outbreaks of nEHV-1 are contagious and have a significant risk of mortality. The full article can be read here.
Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1 Reported in the United States
February 26, 2013 — Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is notifying horse owners that Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (nEHV-1) has been reported in a horse at the HITS show grounds in Ocala, Florida. It has been confirmed that it is the neurological strain of Equine Herpes Virus 1 (nEVH-1). Outbreaks of nEHV-1 are contagious and have a high risk of mortality. The full article can be read here.
Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreaks in the United States Now Resolved – CFIA Lifts All Import Restrictions
|February 5, 2013 — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that the Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) outbreak in New Mexico has been resolved, and that all restrictions governing horses entering Canada from that state have been lifted. The full article can be read here.
August 16, 2012 — Equine health website, TheHorse.com has published an article regarding the Equine Infectious Anemia outbreak in Western Canada. As of June 30, there have been 105 identified cases in Canada according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The cases are confined to Western Canadian provinces. The full article can be read here.
August 10, 2012 — The National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council (NFAHW) is conducting a survey on Anticipation and Agri-Intelligence. Agri-intelligence is a tool used by governments and industry to inform strategic decision making, and information gained in this survey will assist the NFAHW in developing advice on agri-intelligence and anticipation.
August 8, 2012 — A horse tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Las Animas County, Colorado on August 2, 2012. 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. Read More
Health Alert: Mosquito-Borne Diseases
August 8, 2012 — West Nile Virus (WNV) Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) are viruses that can cause fatal neurologic disease in horses. The viruses are carried in the bird population and spread by mosquitoes. Read More
CFIA Publishes Update on Equine Diseases in Canada for the 2nd Quarter 2012
August 8, 2012 — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released an update on infectious equine diseases in Canada for the 2nd quarter 2012. The report outlines the biosecurity measures in place relating to the reporting and eradication of infectious equine diseases in Canada. Read More
Positive EVH-1 in Douglas County, Colorado
May 16, 2012—A horse in Douglas County, Colorado, United States, has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1, according to a statement from the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), and the facility at which the horse resided has been placed under quarantine. Read More
Suspected EHV-1 Reported in Tennessee
May 16, 2012—The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) of the United States has received reports of suspected cases of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) infection in horses that participated in a recent trail ride in Tennessee. Six to eightsuspected cases of the neurological form of EHV-1 have been reported to the state veterinarian's office. Horses are being treated, isolated and monitored by their attending veterinarian. Read More
Two Horses Confirmed Infected with Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in New Mexico (NM), United States — Import Restrictions Updated
May 3, 2012—Two horses in the state of New Mexico, Otero County, were confirmed with Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) on April 20, 2012. This is the first detection of active VS in the United States since 2010. The World Organization for Animal Health has posted a notification on its web site at: http://bit.ly/IJcDah. Read More
February 1, 2012 — Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is notifying horse owners that Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) has been confirmed in horses in Southern Ontario and California. Read More
Equine Infectious Anemia in Western Canada - December 2011 Maps
Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 Found in Southern Ontario and California
University of Calgary Study on EVH1
New Case of Contagious Equine Metritis Reported in Arizona - August 25, 2011
Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 Status Update — June 3, 2011
Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1 Status Update - May 20, 2011
Import Permits and USDA Health Certificates Will Continue to be Required for Equine Semen and Embryos from the United States for 2011 - February 11, 2011