Preventing the spread of equine diseases is vital in maintaining herd health. One single outbreak can be extremely costly in more ways than one. Being aware of the threat of an outbreak in your community, and how you can help stop the transmission, is an important responsibility for any horse owner.
Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS)
The CAHSS is home to an effective equine surveillance system essential to protect the health and well-being of horses and humans. It helps to safeguard the viability of the herd, ensure the movement of horses, and enhance the prosperity of the equine industry. We are a member and part of the CAHSS team.
CAHSS created an Animal Health Surveillance System to track and report disease alerts. All alerts are submitted by government officials, industry organizations and private veterinarians. We encourage all equine owners to sign up for free to receive current up to date information and access related tools.
Equine Disease Communication Centre (EDCC)
The EDCC is a national governing body for equestrian sport in the United States. Their website provides valuable information on disease alerts (it’s free to sign up, and it covers alerts in Canada), disease information (infectious diseases and transmission), general vaccination information, and more.