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Equestrian Canada – Please note that the next Equestrian Canada (EC) National Equine Disease & Welfare Surveillance Call is coming up on Sept. 11, 2019, at 12 p.m. ET.

Please note that the call will be recorded for online publication.

Toll Free Call-In Number: 1-855-392-2520
Access Passcode: 4610643

Speaker Line-Up

12 p.m. – Welcome & Introductions

12:05 p.m. – Dr. Sarah Taylor BSc, DVM, Veterinary Program Specialist, International Affairs Branch Canadian Food Inspection Agency/Government of Canada; an update of Canadian import impacts in relation to Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in the United States.

12:15 p.m. – Megan Bergman DVM, Executive Director, National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council; an update on the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System.

12:25 p.m. – Mikki Shatosky, Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada; an update on the development of the online Equine Code of Practice training tool.

12:35 p.m. – Ontario Animal Health Network; an overview of equine disease surveillance in Ontario.

A printable PDF of the call information and agenda, along with previous National Disease Surveillance Call recordings, can be found at

In Case You Missed It…

The previous National Equine Disease & Welfare Surveillance Call took place on June 5, 2019. The top takeaways were:

  • Tara da Costa, DVM, Senior Veterinary Biologics Evaluator for the Canadian Centre for Veterinary Biologics, provided an overview of licensing process and the emergency-use import permit system in Canada.
  • Dale Douma, Veterinary Health Epidemiologist at Manitoba Agriculture, provided an overview and discussion on Equine Anaplasmosis in Canada.
  • An update was provided on the work of the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System.

If you weren’t available to participate in the call, you can access the recording below or by visiting for a full list of all previous recordings.


Questions? Suggestions?

Questions or topic suggestions regarding the EC National Equine Disease & Welfare Surveillance Calls can be directed to:

Kristy House
Manager, Welfare & Identification
1-866-282-8395 x 130


EC Media Contact / Personne-ressource de CE pour les médias : Jessie Christie