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Beware of Toxic Blister Beetles in Your Horse’s Alfalfa Hay

Blister beetles contain a toxin that can make horses sick and even kill them, so it’s very important to inspect your hay for them before feeding it.


EHV-1 Leads to Two Cases of Equine Abortion in Ontario

Two mares experienced abortions in their 10th month of pregnancy due to EHV-1 infection at a farm in Simcoe County, which is now under quarantine.


Could latex allergies play a role in equine asthma?

Researchers say latex could be among the allergens responsible for causing severe equine asthma, a serious horse ailment with limited treatment options.


Two Manitoba Mares Die from Neurological Form of Equine Herpesvirus

Two mares have died due to the neurological form of Equine Herpesvirus at a stable in Manitoba, according to the Equine Disease Communication Center.


Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in Alberta

On Sept. 27, 2019, a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) result was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s national reference laboratory for a pony located on a premises in Thorhild County in the province of Alberta. The pony had be


One Case of West Nile Virus Has Been Reported in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed one case of West Nile virus in Waterloo County, Ontario. The Equine Disease Communication Center reports that one mare showed clinical signs, including ataxia, on August 28, 20