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COVID-19: Caring for your Horse During a Pandemic

At present, there is no evidence that horses, other livestock or companion animals can become sick with COVID-19 or spread it to people. However, horse owners should have alternate plans in place.

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Farriers: Working in a COVID-19 pandemic

Farriers work closely with both people and horses in their day to day activities. There are some precautions that should be taken.

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Disease Surveillance Reports

Veterinary Reports
2019

28 Feb , 2020

Private: Equine Veterinary Report – Q4 2019

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Equine Veterinary Report Infographic – Q4 2019

OAHN Equine network’s veterinary report covering Oct – Dec 2019 laboratory and disease information is now available.

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25 Nov , 2019

Private: Equine Veterinary Report – Q3 2019

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Equine Veterinary Report Infographic – Q3 2019

Click here to download the Q3 2019 Veterinary Report Infographic

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19 Aug , 2019

Private: Equine Veterinary Report – Q2 2019

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Equine Veterinary Report Infographic – Q2 2019

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28 May , 2019

Private: Equine Veterinary Report – Q1 2019

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27 May , 2019

Equine Veterinary Report Infographic – Q1 2019

A visual summary of what Ontario equine vets saw in practice from Jan-Mar 2019.

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Annual Reports

09 Mar , 2020

Annual OAHN Public Health Reports

Created especially for public health professionals in Ontario, highlighting pertinent topics the OAHN companion animal network’s reports.

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10 Feb , 2020

Ontario Animal Health Network Annual Update

The annual OAHN Update reviews the past year at a glance, Information sharing initiatives, Disease investigations, and our OAHN network members from all of the OAHN networks. Take a few moments to read through and review how the OAHN disease surveillance networks worked to improve animal health in Ontario. OAHN Annual Update 2018-2019 OAHN L’année …

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2018

19 Feb , 2019

Private: Equine Veterinary Report – Q4 2018

Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN) Equine Expert Network Quarterly Veterinary Report

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29 Nov , 2018

Private: Equine Lab Data Summary – Q3 2018

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Private: Equine Clinical Impressions Summary – Q3 2018

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Private: Equine Veterinary Report – Q3 2018

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04 Sep , 2018

Private: Infectious neurologic diseases that may affect Ontario’s horses – Chart

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Private: Equine Veterinary Report – Q2 2018

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31 Jul , 2018

Private: Equine Lab Data Summary – Q2 2018

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Private: Equine Clinical Impressions Summary – Q2 2018

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23 May , 2018

Private: Equine Clinical Impressions Summary – Q1 2018

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Private: Equine Lab Data Summary – Q1 2018

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18 May , 2018

Private: Equine Veterinary Report- Q1 2018

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Annual Report

09 Mar , 2020

Annual OAHN Public Health Reports

Created especially for public health professionals in Ontario, highlighting pertinent topics the OAHN companion animal network’s reports.

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24 Apr , 2018

Staying Ahead of the Curve Magazine: The Disease Surveillance Plan 2013-2018

Detailing what the DSP and OAHN completed from 2013-2018, including summaries by network, research projects, equipment purchased, tests developed, and much more.

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Horse Owner Reports
2019

25 Nov , 2019

Equine Veterinary Report Infographic – Q3 2019

Click here to download the Q3 2019 Veterinary Report Infographic

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19 Aug , 2019

Equine Veterinary Report Infographic – Q2 2019

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27 May , 2019

Equine Veterinary Report Infographic – Q1 2019

A visual summary of what Ontario equine vets saw in practice from Jan-Mar 2019.

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Annual Reports

09 Mar , 2020

Annual OAHN Public Health Reports

Created especially for public health professionals in Ontario, highlighting pertinent topics the OAHN companion animal network’s reports.

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10 Feb , 2020

Ontario Animal Health Network Annual Update

The annual OAHN Update reviews the past year at a glance, Information sharing initiatives, Disease investigations, and our OAHN network members from all of the OAHN networks. Take a few moments to read through and review how the OAHN disease surveillance networks worked to improve animal health in Ontario. OAHN Annual Update 2018-2019 OAHN L’année …

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2018

13 Mar , 2019

Equine Owner Report – Q4 2018

Read a summary of what Ontario equine vets were seeing in Oct-Dec 2018, lab data, and more.

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29 Nov , 2018

Equine Owner Report – Q3 2018

Click here to download the Q3 2018 Equine Owner Report 

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04 Sep , 2018

Equine Owner Report – Q2 2018

Click here to download the Q2 2018 Equine Owner Report

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18 May , 2018

Equine Owner Report- Q1 2018

Q1 survey results, Actinomyces denticolens – a “Strangles” imposter, Alveolar echinococcosis – An emerging One Health disease in Ontario, and more!

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Annual Report

09 Mar , 2020

Annual OAHN Public Health Reports

Created especially for public health professionals in Ontario, highlighting pertinent topics the OAHN companion animal network’s reports.

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24 Apr , 2018

Staying Ahead of the Curve Magazine: The Disease Surveillance Plan 2013-2018

Detailing what the DSP and OAHN completed from 2013-2018, including summaries by network, research projects, equipment purchased, tests developed, and much more.

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2016

23 Feb , 2017

Equine Owner Report – Q4 2016

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02 Dec , 2016

Equine Owner Report – Q3 2016

Learn about equine disease surveillance, Red Maple toxicity, and Equine Proliferative Enteropathy.

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23 Nov , 2016

Equine Owner Report – Q2 2016

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18 May , 2016

Equine Owner Report – Q1 2016

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Resources

Research and Projects

19 Nov , 2019

OAHN Equine Network Project: ResearchONEquine Website

Short summary and link to the ResearchONEquine website.

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18 Nov , 2019

OAHN Equine Network Research Project: EHV-1 Abortion Outbreak: Case report and biosecurity awareness

Executive summary, case report, podcast, and infographic.

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16 Aug , 2019

OAHN Equine Network Research Project: Neorickettsia risticii in Ontario: Identifying emerging strains, their diagnosis and environmental risk factors for disease development

OAHN Equine Network Research Project 2018-2019: Neorickettsia risticii in Ontario: Identifying emerging strains, their diagnosis and environmental risk factors for disease development   Erratum for Teymournejad et al., “Isolation and Molecular Analysis of a Novel Neorickettsia Species That Causes Potomac Horse Fever”  

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23 May , 2018

OAHN Equine Research Project: Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in Ontario horses

Executive summary, full report, and poster for the OAHN Equine research project.

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26 Mar , 2018

Grad Student Feature: Megan Neely and Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ontario horses

OVC masters student Megan Neely discusses the Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ontario horses project …

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Diseases and Disease Prevention
Anaplasmosis

28 Jul , 2017

Vector-Borne Diseases – Links and Resources

Resources and recent news articles related to tick- and mosquito-borne disease.

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05 Nov , 2015

Private: Equine Anaplasmosis Disease Bulletin

A disease bulletin for veterinarians from the OAHN Equine Network.

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Antimicrobial Use

29 May , 2019

Infographic: How You Can Help Reduce Antibiotic Use

Equine-specific antibiotic reduction tips for veterinarians.

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21 Oct , 2015

Antimicrobial Resistance Resources

Two great visual guides from British Equine on fighting antimicrobial resistance.

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COVID-19 Information

19 Mar , 2020

Farriers: Working in a COVID-19 pandemic

A guide on taking precautionary measures for farriers while working in a COVID-19 pandemic

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16 Mar , 2020

COVID-19: Caring for your Horse During a Pandemic

At present, there is no evidence that horses, other livestock or companion animals can become sick with COVID-19 or spread it to people. However, horse owners should have alternate plans in place for the care of their horses if they themselves become sick and self isolate or become hospitalized.

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Equine Herpesvirus-1

07 Jul , 2020

Equine Herpesvirus-1 Resources

A list of helpful resources for managing and preventing EHV-1.

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16 Jan , 2020

Infographic: Equine herpesvirus-1 abortion

The OAHN Equine network prepared this infographic to help horse owners learn about EHV-1 and how to minimize risk for their horses.

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05 Nov , 2019

Podcast: Broodmare Health – How to manage and reduce the impact of equine herpesvirus-1 abortion in your broodmare herd

Dr. Alison Moore is joined by Dr. Tracey Chenier DVM, DVSc, DACVT, Associate Professor of Theriogenology at the Ontario Veterinary College to discuss equine herpesvirus-1 abortion in mares

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29 May , 2019

Infographic: Don’t Wait, Vaccinate

Reminder to vaccinate horses against EEE and WNV.

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23 Apr , 2019

Infographic: Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM)

Learn about prevention, risk, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and reducing the spread of EHM.

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15 Feb , 2017

Private: Equine Herpesvirus-1 Factsheet for Ontario Veterinarians

This factsheet contains general information, clinical signs, info on laboratory testing, treatment, vaccination, and much more.

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Fact Sheet: Equine Herpesvirus-1 (for Horse Owners)

This factsheet explains what EHV-1 is, how it is spread, biosecurity tips, and much more.

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04 Sep , 2018

Private: Infectious neurologic diseases that may affect Ontario’s horses – Chart

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Laboratory Diagnostics

28 May , 2018

Infographic: Top 10 ways to maximize your laboratory dollars

Find out the best ways to get the most out of your lab dollars.

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Necropsy in Veterinary Medicine

26 Aug , 2015

Private: The Necropsy in Veterinary Medicine – Part 4

Learn about placement, incisions, postmortem tips, removing the brain, rabies and toxic plants.

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12 Aug , 2015

Private: The Necropsy in Veterinary Medicine – Part 3

Learn about identification, examination, protection and maintaining you tools for a postmortem.

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29 Jul , 2015

Private: The Necropsy in Veterinary Medicine – Part 2

Learn about the principles of a postmortem, euthanasia, understanding postmortem changes, and more.

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06 Jul , 2015

Private: The Necropsy in Veterinary Medicine – Part 1

To go along with our five part podcast on Veterinary Postmortems, we have seven write-ups from Dr. Nick Nation of the University of Alberta. This is part one.

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Potomac Horse Fever

16 Aug , 2019

OAHN Equine Network Research Project: Neorickettsia risticii in Ontario: Identifying emerging strains, their diagnosis and environmental risk factors for disease development

OAHN Equine Network Research Project 2018-2019: Neorickettsia risticii in Ontario: Identifying emerging strains, their diagnosis and environmental risk factors for disease development   Erratum for Teymournejad et al., “Isolation and Molecular Analysis of a Novel Neorickettsia Species That Causes Potomac Horse Fever”  

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31 Jul , 2017

Fact Sheet: Bats, Birds, Insects and Snails – A Recipe for Potomac Horse Fever

Learn what Potomac Horse Fever is, how it’s spread, how it’s treated, and what vaccines are available.

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Rabies

09 Jul , 2020

Equine Rabies Resources

OAHN Q2 2018 equine veterinary report – Reportable disease: Do you suspect rabies? (pages 6-8)

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27 May , 2019

Private: Rabies Resource Page for Veterinarians

Find videos on how to obtain rabies samples from small and large mammals, as well as the rabies risk assessment flow chart.

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15 Dec , 2015

OAVT Rabies Tips for Large Animal Hospitals

A guide on how large animal hospitals can deal with rabies.

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04 Sep , 2018

Private: Infectious neurologic diseases that may affect Ontario’s horses – Chart

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Strangles

07 Jul , 2020

Equine Strangles Resources

A list of informative resources on strangles

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24 Jun , 2015

Infographic: Equine Strangles

This equine strangles infographic provides an easy-to-follow explanation of cause, prevention, infection, signs, diagnosis and treatment of equine strangles.

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West Nile

29 May , 2019

Infographic: Don’t Wait, Vaccinate

Reminder to vaccinate horses against EEE and WNV.

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16 May , 2018

Infographics: Equine West Nile Virus

2 infographics developed by the OAHN Equine Netowork, explaining how to best protect your horse from WNV.

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28 Jul , 2017

Vector-Borne Diseases – Links and Resources

Resources and recent news articles related to tick- and mosquito-borne disease.

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04 Sep , 2018

Private: Infectious neurologic diseases that may affect Ontario’s horses – Chart

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Equine Regulatory Resources

10 Aug , 2016

Provincial Premises Registry

Premises Identification Numbers: how to register, and what you should know. It’s fast, easy, and every agri-business in Ontario can have one.

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20 Oct , 2015

Equine Government, Industry, and Owner Resources

Find links to government agencies, industry, health and wellness resources for horses.

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Emergency and Disaster Management

07 Jul , 2020

Equine Emergency and Disaster Management Resources

Emergency and disaster preparedness  Equestrian Canada Premises Identification Number factsheet Incident command system Canada Emergency management Ontario Provincial premises registry Provincial Premises Registry Guidelines Equestrian Canada Premises Identification Number factsheet

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11 Jan , 2016

Smoke Inhalation Injury in Horses

Here are two PDFs that teach about smoke inhalation injury in horses.

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Biosecurity

07 Jul , 2020

Equine Biosecurity Resources

National farm and facility level biosecurity standard for the equine sector National farm and facility level biosecurity user guide for the equine sector National biosecurity standard for livestock, poultry and deadstock transportation Equestrian Canada owner and facility owners Equestrian Canada veterinarian biosecurity webinar Equine guelph biosecurity tools

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16 Jan , 2020

Infographic: Equine herpesvirus-1 abortion

The OAHN Equine network prepared this infographic to help horse owners learn about EHV-1 and how to minimize risk for their horses.

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23 Apr , 2019

Infographic: Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM)

Learn about prevention, risk, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and reducing the spread of EHM.

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Podcasts

05 Nov , 2019

Podcast: Broodmare Health – How to manage and reduce the impact of equine herpesvirus-1 abortion in your broodmare herd

Dr. Alison Moore is joined by Dr. Tracey Chenier DVM, DVSc, DACVT, Associate Professor of Theriogenology at the Ontario Veterinary College to discuss equine herpesvirus-1 abortion in mares

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15 Feb , 2017

Equine Podcasts

A link to all OAHN Equine Podcasts.

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Team Members

Dr. Alison Moore

Co-lead

OMAFRA

Dr. Drew Hunnisett

Co-lead

Private Practitioner

Dr. Memo Arroyo

Ontario Veterinary College

Dr. Murray Hazlett

Animal Health Laboratory

Dr. John Donovan

Private Practitioner

Dr. Melissa McKee

Private Practitioner

Dr. Jessica Peatling

Private Practitioner

Dr. Tim Pasma

Epidemiologist

OMAFRA

Dr. Melanie Barham

OAHN Coordinator

Animal Health Laboratory