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Seminars bring horse health to communities

March 27th, 2014

A series of six “backyard horse seminars” this spring will deliver vital equine health management information to Saskatchewan horse owners right in their own communities. The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan (FACS) is organizing the seminars in partnership with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. The seminars aim to …

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Vaccinations, deworming, hoof care and equine nutrition are among the topics that will be covered during the backyard horse health seminars. Photo: Christina Weese.
Horse herd in the Goodale Farm's pasture

EIA persistent equine disease in the West

The mention of equine infectious anemia (EIA) or swamp fever holds a special kind of fear for horse owners. With no vaccine and no cure for the disease, a positive diagnosis of EIA is essentially a death sentence as an affected horse must be either euthanized or quarantined for life in fly-proof facilities to avoid infecting other horses. EIA screening …

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