Equine National Health Surveillance Network

Purpose

An effective equine surveillance system is essential to protect health and well-being of horses and humans, safeguard the viability of the Canadian herd, ensure movement of horses and continuance of trade, and enhance the prosperity of the Canadian equine industry.

Documents

Title Published Description Tags
EIA case in Manitoba, August 10, 2017 2017-08-16
EIA, June 9, 2017 reported in Alberta and Manitoba 2017-06-09
EIA, June 23, 2017 reported in Manitoba 2017-06-23
EIA in Alberta - September 7, 2018 2018-09-11 EIA in Alberta - September 7, 2018 EIA in Alberta - September 7, 2018
EIA case reported, QC, Nov 21, 2017 2017-11-24 EIA case reported, QC, Nov 21, 2017 EIA case reported, QC, Nov 21, 2017
EIA reported, Alberta, Dec 13, 2017 2017-12-18 EIA reported, Alberta, Dec 13, 2017 EIA reported, Alberta, Dec 13, 2017
EIA in Saskatchewan - July 20, 2018 2018-07-23 EIA in Saskatchewan - July 20, 2018 EIA in Saskatchewan - July 20, 2018
EEE Ontario 2018-09-14 EEE Ontario Two more cases of EEE from the Regional Municipality of Niagara were reported to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on September 12, 2018. Both horses were unvaccinated and had no travel history. One horse is recovering from depression and ataxia with supportive treatment. The other horse was euthanized following the development of sudden and severe neurological signs. The total number of EEE cases for 2018 is ten. EEE Ontario Two more cases of EEE from the Regional Municipality of Niagara were reported to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on September 12, 2018. Both horses were unvaccinated and had no travel history. One horse is recovering from depression and ataxia with supportive treatment. The other horse was euthanized following the development of sudden and severe neurological signs. The total number of EEE cases for 2018 is ten.
Saskatchewan: Update Equine WNV reported cases 27 - 32 2018-09-24 Saskatchewan: Update Equine WNV reported cases 27 - 32 Saskatchewan: Update Equine WNV reported cases 27 - 32
Saskatchewan Equine WNV Case Summaries to August 24 2018 2018-08-24 Saskatchewan Equine WNV Case Summaries to August 24 2018 Saskatchewan Equine WNV Case Summaries to August 24 2018
Saskatchewan West Nile Report, September 12, 2018 2018-09-12 Saskatchewan West Nile Report, September 12, 2018 Saskatchewan West Nile Report, September 12, 2018
WNV Ontario September 14, 2018 2018-09-14 WNV The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs received confirmation on September 12, 2018 that a 2 year old unvaccinated filly from Essex County tested positive for West Nile virus. She became depressed, unsteady on her feet and had a temperature of 102 F. She is gradually responding to treatment. This is the second confirmed case of WNV infection in 2018. WNV The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs received confirmation on September 12, 2018 that a 2 year old unvaccinated filly from Essex County tested positive for West Nile virus. She became depressed, unsteady on her feet and had a temperature of 102 F. She is gradually responding to treatment. This is the second confirmed case of WNV infection in 2018.
CFIA Consultation - Proposed National EIA Disease Control Program 2018-05-01 CFIA Consultation - Proposed National EIA Disease Control Program CFIA Consultation - Proposed National EIA Disease Control Program
EEE in Ontario - August 8,9, 2018 2018-08-15 An EEE disease alert was issued by OMAFRA on August 8-9, 2018. EEE, disease, alert, equine, OMAFRA
EHM Advisory 2018-09-14 2018-09-14 EHM Advisory 2018-09-14 A Confirmed Case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy in Simcoe County The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in Simcoe County. The horse developed acute and severe neurological signs and was euthanized. Another horse that shared the paddock with the infected horse also developed neurological signs but is recovering. The farm owner has voluntarily placed the premises under a self-imposed quarantine to reduce the risk of viral spread. EHV-1 infection in horses can cause respiratory disease, abortion, neonatal foal death, and/or neurological disease. EHV-1 is not a federally reportable disease but is immediately notifiable by laboratories under the reporting regulation of the provincial Animal Health Act. Attending veterinarians suspicious of EHM should contact OMAFRA at Agricultural Information Contact Centre: 1-877-424-1300. Because infected horses may show no clinical signs, but still shed the virus, the temperature of suspect animals should be monitored twice daily for 14 - 21 days and any abnormalities discussed with a veterinarian. Neurological signs, if they develop, may include loss of balance, hind-limb weakness, recumbency, difficulty urinating, decreased tail tone and depression. It is important that a veterinarian assess suspect cases of EHM since it can be difficult to distinguish this from other serious neurological diseases this time of year, such as West Nile virus infection, Eastern equine encephalitis and rabies. EHV-1 is easily spread by nose-to-nose or close contact with an infectious horse, by sharing contaminated equipment including bits, buckets, and towels or by the clothing, hands or equipment of people who have recently had contact with an infectious horse. This highlights the need for routine biosecurity measures including hand hygiene and basic cleaning and disinfection practices, to be in place at all times to prevent a disease outbreak. Special attention should be given to cleaning and disinfecting trailers. Current EHV-1 vaccines may reduce viral shedding but are not protective against the neurological form of the disease. Implementing routine biosecurity practices is the best way to minimize viral spread. The best method of disease control is disease prevention. EHM Advisory 2018-09-14A Confirmed Case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy in Simcoe County The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in Simcoe County. The horse developed acute and severe neurological signs and was euthanized. Another horse that shared the paddock with the infected horse also developed neurological signs but is recovering. The farm owner has voluntarily placed the premises under a self-imposed quarantine to reduce the risk of viral spread. EHV-1 infection in horses can cause respiratory disease, abortion, neonatal foal death, and/or neurological disease. EHV-1 is not a federally reportable disease but is immediately notifiable by laboratories under the reporting regulation of the provincial Animal Health Act. Attending veterinarians suspicious of EHM should contact OMAFRA at Agricultural Information Contact Centre: 1-877-424-1300. Because infected horses may show no clinical signs, but still shed the virus, the temperature of suspect animals should be monitored twice daily for 14 - 21 days and any abnormalities discussed with a veterinarian. Neurological signs, if they develop, may include loss of balance, hind-limb weakness, recumbency, difficulty urinating, decreased tail tone and depression. It is important that a veterinarian assess suspect cases of EHM since it can be difficult to distinguish this from other serious neurological diseases this time of year, such as West Nile virus infection, Eastern equine encephalitis and rabies. EHV-1 is easily spread by nose-to-nose or close contact with an infectious horse, by sharing contaminated equipment including bits, buckets, and towels or by the clothing, hands or equipment of people who have recently had contact with an infectious horse. This highlights the need for routine biosecurity measures including hand hygiene and basic cleaning and disinfection practices, to be in place at all times to prevent a disease outbreak. Special attention should be given to cleaning and disinfecting trailers. Current EHV-1 vaccines may reduce viral shedding but are not protective against the neurological form of the disease. Implementing routine biosecurity practices is the best way to minimize viral spread. The best method of disease control is disease prevention.
EIA in Alberta - November 2, 2018 2018-11-06 EIA in Alberta - November 2, 2018 EIA in Alberta - November 2, 2018
EIA in Alberta - November 21, 2018 2018-11-27 EIA in Alberta - November 21, 2018 EIA in Alberta - November 21, 2018
EIA in British Columbia - December 7, 2018 2018-12-10 EIA in British Columbia - December 7, 2018 EIA in British Columbia - December 7, 2018
CAHSS Criteria for Equine Case Identification 2019-01-08 CAHSS Criteria for Equine Case Identification CAHSS Criteria for Equine Case Identification
July EIA cases reported in Alberta and Manitoba by CFIA 2017-07-18
EIA in Alberta - January 11, 2019 2019-01-16 EIA in Alberta - January 11, 2019 EIA in Alberta - January 11, 2019
EHV Advisory 21 Jan 2019 2019-01-21 An advisory of a case of EHV-1 in Ontario EHV Advisory, OMAFRA
EIA in Alberta - February 6, 2019 2019-02-12 EIA in Alberta - February 6, 2019 EIA in Alberta - February 6, 2019
EIA, Newly Identified Case, Alberta, October 13, 2017 2017-10-18 New EIA case reported October 13, 2017 in Alberta EIA, Alberta, October 13, 2017,
Alberta EIA case reported October 19, 2017 2017-10-23 Alberta EIA case reported October 19, 2017 EIA, Alberta, October 19, 2017
EIA in Alberta - February 21, 2018 2018-02-21 EIA in Alberta - February 21, 2018 EIA in Alberta - February 21, 2018
EIA in Alberta - April 27, 2018 2018-04-27 EIA in Alberta - April 27, 2018 EIA in Alberta - April 27, 2018
EIA in Alberta - June 28, 2018 2018-07-04 EIA in Alberta - June 28, 2018 EIA in Alberta - June 28, 2018
EIA in Alberta - July 6, 2018 2018-07-11 EIA in Alberta - July 6, 2018 EIA in Alberta - July 6, 2018
EIA in Alberta - September 29, 2018 2018-09-29 EIA in Alberta - September 29, 2018 EIA in Alberta - September 29, 2018
EIA in Saskatchewan - February 22 and 26, 2019 2019-02-27 EIA in Saskatchewan - February 22 and 26, 2019 EIA in Saskatchewan - February 22 and 26, 2019
Equine Stakeholder Map March 2019 2019-03-06 Equine Stakeholder Map March 2019 Equine, Stakeholders
EIA in Saskatchewan - March 18, 2019 2019-03-20 EIA in Saskatchewan - March 18, 2019 EIA in Saskatchewan - March 18, 2019
EIA in Alberta - March 29, 2019 2019-04-02 EIA in Alberta - March 29, 2019 EIA in Alberta - March 29, 2019
EIA in Saskatchewan - April 4, 2019 2019-04-09 EIA in Saskatchewan - April 4, 2019 EIA in Saskatchewan - April 4, 2019
EHV-1 Ontario, Regional Municipality of York April 9 2019 2019-04-10 A disease alert for EHV-1 in the Regional Municipality of York EHV-1, Ontario, Equine