The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of two confirmed cases of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1).The horses from Durham Region were referred to the Ontario Veterinary College with neurological signs and are receiving treatment. Three other horses on the farm have tested positive for the mutated (neuropathogenic) strain of EHV-1 on nasal swabs but are not demonstrating neurological signs at this time. The farm owner has voluntarily placed the premises under a self-imposed quarantine to reduce the risk of viral spread. Read more click here
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release the ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ Findings Report. The report presents a summary of the issues, ideas, and thoughts that were brought forward throughout the eight-month engagement process.
To view the entire bulletin:
Information Bulletin No. 28 : Release of Findings Report – Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario
Please see the attached pdf of the 2017 Overnight Series
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It’s that time of year again when horses are returning home from racing, training and competition grounds south of the border. Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has caused outbreaks of neurological disease in at least four states over the last few months (see http://www.equinediseasecc.org/outbreaks.aspx). It is important for you, as an industry participant, to be aware of the signs of disease caused by this virus and to discuss, with your veterinarian, methods of limiting entry and spread of this virus in your barn. Please read this fact sheet as a step towards increasing your awareness about EHV-1.
Please see the attached pdf of the 2017 Stakes Program Calendar.
Click here for the 2016 Stakes Program Calendar Program