Equine Surveillance in Canada

Creating awareness of equine health in Canada

Disease Alerts

Disease Date Location Status Description
EHV - 1 abortion April 9, 2019 Saskatchewan Reported

Saskatchewan: Abortions occurred in two mares (9 yr old and 14 yr old), from a group of 22 pregnant mares, described as an ‘open’ herd. Mares were not vaccinated. There is no respiratory disease present in this group of mares. One of the aborted fetuses tested positive for EHV-1 by PCR. The attending vet is overseeing and managing the case. Saskatchewan Agriculture monitors the occurrence of EHV-1 in the province, but does not respond to positive cases. Wendy Wilkins, DVM PhD Disease Surveillance Veterinarian Animal Health Unit, Room 202 Ministry of Agriculture 3085 Albert St Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0B1 wendy.wilkins@gov.sk.ca 306-798-0253 (wk) 306-798-0096 (fax)