A very big Thank You to Lea Kroll for organizing the hotel and meals for the AGM. The hotel was very accommodating and comfortable and the meals were great. Think we will need to do some serious walking to work off the pounds. It was a really successful meeting with lots of time to visit. The after meeting socializing was great fun!
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will partially reopen the Miami Animal Import Center’s (MAIC) horse quarantine facility on March 11, 2019, after completing a thorough cleaning and disinfection. On January 19, 2019, the facility was closed to new arrivals, after a handful of horses quarantined at the facility became sick.
At the time, veterinary experts suspected salmonella as the cause of illness, however, subsequent testing has not identified any causative disease agent present in the Center. APHIS officials took more than 180 environmental samples at the facility and all were negative for salmonella. In addition, they tested the affected animals for a variety of diseases, such as E. coli, Equine Influenza, Equine Herpesvirus, Aeromonas caviae, Torovirus, Coronavirus, Lawsonia intracellularis, Neorickettsia risticii, and Clostridium ssp and toxins. This testing has not pin pointed the cause of illness.
In total, eight horses quarantined at the MAIC became sick between December 17, 2018, and January 25, 2019, and all eight showed signs of lameness and received immediate medical treatment. Four of the horses died and the other four recovered. On January 16, 2019, APHIS announced the temporary closure of the MAIC as a precautionary measure, but horses under quarantine were allowed to complete their stay at the facility.
Beginning, March 11, 2019, the MAIC will reopen three horse bays with a total of 36 stalls to provide quarantine services. The remaining four horse bays, with a total of 48 stalls, will remain closed while the flooring is replaced. The MAIC has a long history of safely quarantining imported horses upon arrival in the United States. APHIS’ number one priority is the horses’ health.
The MAIC also has a separate quarantine area for birds. While no birds became sick, out of an abundance of caution, APHIS made the decision to close the avian quarantine facility for thorough cleaning and disinfection. The avian portion of the quarantine facility is expected to reopen in late March.
POSITIVE CASE OF EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA CONFIRMED IN ALBERTA
An Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)-affected premises has been identified in the province of Alberta. Please note that the following information is in addition to what the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) already communicates to stakeholders which includes:
- Notification to the relevant provincial veterinary service of any newly affected premises
- Monthly Federally Reportable Disease updates on the CFIA website (10th of each month), which includes the number of affected premises as well as individual animal cases
- Communications with the owners or persons directly involved in the case, as outlined in the current EIA program policy
On Feb. 6, 2019, a positive EIA result was confirmed by the CFIA’s national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in Red Deer County, AB. The horse had been sampled by the CFIA to comply with export conditions and no clinical signs of the disease were reported at the time of sampling.
A CFIA investigation is underway and as per program policy, a quarantine has been placed on the infected animal and its on-premises contact animals. Initial reports indicate that there are several equines on the premises. The quarantine will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing and ordering the destruction of positive cases.
Trace-out activities may require the CFIA to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current program policy.
More details on EIA may be found on the CFIA website.
EC Media Contact / Personne-ressource de CE pour les médias : Jessie Christie
Information on submitting rule change suggestions for the 2020 EC rules can be found on the Rules page of the Equestrian Canada website (Programs & Services > EC Rules);
The Online Rule Change Suggestion Portal is currently open and can be accessed from this page. The online portal is open from January 1st to May 31st. EC Sport Licence holders will need to use their MY-EC login credentials to access the online portal.
Unit 3B, 119 Perry Street, Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1S6
Phone: (905) 985-9247 Fax: (905) 985-9841
January 30, 2019
Dear Ontario Member
IMPORTANT ELECTION MATERIAL IS INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE.
As you may be aware, the Annual General Meeting is being held on April 6th and with it, is the Nomination of Directors. Each year, half of the Director’s two-year term of office ends.
Nomination Forms were included in the last issue of Welsh in Canada with a deadline date of January 22nd for the form to be returned. At this time, Ontario is eligible to have five directors. For the past two years, we have had only four Directors representing our members.
Nominations have been received for four individuals, so with the two remaining Directors, there must be an election to determine three people to fill the vacancies. Along with a Ballot, an information page is included to guide you in the election process.
Please return your Ballot to the Society office by March 8th which is 30 days prior to the AGM.
The Board of Directors
We are having our 40th Anniversary – We are looking for anyone who would like to write up info on your last 40 years with the Club and with breeding, raising, riding or driving your Welsh ponies or Cobs.
We will also be selling Hoodies and Golf Shirts for the occasion, if you would like to purchase one please get in contact with one of the directors or email the office. Also, there will a special on the prints we have. Photos of what is for sale and pricing to follow soon.
Equestrian Canada High Point
Horse of the Year
Awards presented in 2018
Ambassador Award form now available, link below:
Due to very recent and unexpected, serious medical diagnosis.
It has become imperative to put up ponies for sale as soon as possible.
They have been to trainers in the past, but have not moved on despite past advertising on pony sites. High training fees and higher hay costs are and have not been conducive.
Please access the CLRC website, and search under prefix “Avaelon” or Eunice Farnham. BC.
Ponies for sale are:
- Avaelon Ivory Teyrn. Cremello stallion
- Lionheart. chestnut stallion
- Bengal. golden dun gelding
- True Welsh. chestnut mare
- Lady Maeve.
- Sable. Reg`d Thorocob chestnut mare.
- Alchemy to be registered.
- Thorocob chestnut stallion.
All vaccinated, wormed, trimmed, have been trailered.