Equine Disease Resources For Owners

A Standardbred horse training on a track in the distance
Published: August 30, 2022 11:19 am EDT

In Canada, equine industry organizations work closely with other partners including the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS), regional animal health networks (western, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic), governments, universities, veterinarians, laboratories and others to monitor diseases and share information.  

At the moment, these networks are paying attention to:

  • Equine infectious anemia (EIA), particularly in western Canada
  • Respiratory diseases (Influenza, Equine herpesvirus)
  • Antimicrobial use and resistance in horses
  • Vector borne diseases and climate change

 Up-to-date information for horse owners includes:

  • The interactive Equine Diseases Dashboard
  • Infographics on EIA in Canada, including what you can do to protect your horses
  • Infographics on good practices for managing snotty noses and minor wounds

These resources are free and can all be found on the CAHSS website by clicking here.

(Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System)