Biosecurity

World Rabies Day

September 28 is World Rabies Day

Did you know there is a Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)?  On September 28, 2023, GARC coordinates World Rabies Day and this year’s theme is: All for 1, One Health for All.  This date also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first Rabies vaccine.  The…

Biosecurity Research Findings – More than Just Vaccination

In a new University of Guelph study at the Ontario Veterinary College, preliminary findings reveal that a perception exists among horse owners and some event organizers viewing vaccination as a ‘bullet-proof’ intervention that will protect their horse from ailments.  While vaccination is important, it does not make horses invincible to infectious disease and there are…

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Horse Portal Opens Course to Youth for Free

Sickness Prevention for Horses Begins with You! We all cough into our elbow to try to keep our germs to ourselves and we stay at home when unwell, but what if you are a horse?  TheHorsePortal.ca course for Sickness Prevention in Horses is coming up faster than event season (and fly season)! For this March…

Vaccination Aiming for Optimal Immunity

April is coming and that means time for shots, right?  While there are several core boosters that are annual, if you are looking to provide optimal immunity for your horse, a ‘one and done’ approach may not be the best fit. Each March, Equine Guelph declares the month as Vaccination Education Month and this year…

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EHV-1 Research Study and Infection Control Tips

“Most horses have been exposed to the equine herpies virus,” says Dr. Diego Gomez-Nieto, researcher at the Ontario Veterinary College. Gomez has been part of a research study on the Equine Herpes Virus which discovered the nasal microbiota of infected horses differed significantly to those of a healthy control group.   The study came together quickly…

Protect your Herd – Equine Guelph announces a FREE offering of Online Sickness Prevention Course!

Calculating Biosecurity Risks & Creating Action Plans Equine Guelph has opened a FREE offering of their online Sickness Prevention in Horses course ( normally $85 + HST) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  TheHorsePortal.ca course is based on the Canadian standard for equine biosecurity.  While many are at home for the next few weeks, this is an ideal time to…

Two Confirmed Cases of Equine Herpes Myeloencephanlopathy in Durham Region, ON

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…

Biosecurity Basics

Biosecurity is more than a common buzz word but there are those that still balk; thinking it is a high tech or expensive concept. Fact of the matter is, there are plenty of simple steps to reduce the chances of your horse getting sick. Equine Guelph has the perfect health care tool to help you…