Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Colorado

first_img SIGN UP Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horses have tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in Weld County, Colorado on July 17, 2014. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of any horse suspected of being affected by the disease. The disease causes blister-like lesions to be formed on the inside of the mouth, nose and hooves, alongside flu like symptoms and anorexia.The affected horses in Colorado have no history of travel. The facility was quarantined following the diagnosis. Cases have also been identified in the state of Texas in 2014. No cases have been suspected in Canada.As a result of the outbreaks in Colorado, the CFIA has issued the following amendments to import and export policies for horses travelling from the United States to Canada effective immediately until further notice. Please note that VS related import restrictions are still in effect for horses from Texas.A) The importation of horses from the State of Colorado (CO) for all end-uses is prohibited effective July 22, 2014 (except for Canadian horses returning from CO or TX — please see below).B) For horses coming from the US, for all end-uses, from all other states, the following requirement applies:During the previous twenty-one (21) days, the animal(s) in this shipment has/have not been in the state of Texas or Colorado.For Colorado horses that are accompanied by a US health certificate issued before July 22, 2014:For Colorado horses that are accompanied by a US health certificate issued before July 22, 2014, the CFIA port of entry veterinarian will undertake a clinical exam of the animals with the additional consideration of VS and determine whether they should be allowed to enter Canada.For Canadian horses returning to Canada only:Canadian horses will be able to enter Canada after a stay in Colorado with an import permit, testing and the following additional certification:The animal(s) were inspected by a veterinarian within fifteen (15) days preceding the date of importation.The animals(s) have not been on a premises where Vesicular Stomatitis (clinical or serology) has occurred during the 60 days immediately preceding exportation to Canada, nor has this disease occurred on any adjoining premises during the same period of time.The animals must have tested negative to Vesicular Stomatitis using a cELISA test, during the fifteen (15) days prior to the date of importation into Canada.The alternative option for Canadian horses returning is that they be moved to another state, stay there for at least 21 days and meet the following requirement:During the previous twenty-one (21) days, the animal(s) in this shipment has/have not been in the States of Texas or Colorado.For Canadian Horses going to and returning from the US:Horse owners should be advised of the current outbreak in Colorado and it should be recommended that they avoid going to this state.Import conditions in AIRS have been adjusted accordingly.Further information on vesicular stomatitis, its clinical signs and transmission can be found on the CFIA Vesicular Stomatitis Fact Sheet. Tags: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, CFIA, Vesicular Stomatitis, VS, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Darlington Raceway to hold Goodyear tire test on Tuesday

first_imgTICKETS: Plan your trip to DarlingtonMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson, Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman are scheduled to participate in a Goodyear tire test Tuesday at Darlington Raceway.According to track officials, two sections of the Colvin Grandstands, located on the backstretch, will be open to the general public. Fans are asked to enter through Gate 3 off Highway 151 to access the grandstands. The test is a single-day event to verify this year’s choice of tire for the upcoming Bojangles’ Southern 500 scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 3 (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing) and Keselowski (Team Penske) each have two victories this season while Newman (Richard Childress Racing) has one win. Jones (Furniture Row Racing), competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, is winless but has five top-10 finishes and is 17th in points after Sunday’s Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.“This is a great opportunity for fans to watch some of the top Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers get track time at Darlington Raceway before the Bojangles’ Southern 500,” track president Kerry Tharp said. “Fans are invited to come out that day and even visit the ticket office to take advantage of great offers we have for tickets to our Bojangles’ Southern 500 and Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200 events.”last_img read more

Lily Ivanova congratulates the holiday of all Levski players – Curious

first_img“Primate of the Bulgarian stage” Lili Ivanova uses her Facebook profile to congratulate the holiday of all Levski players.“Happy holiday to all players from PFC LEVSKI and to all Levski players,” she wrote.“The battle for the existence of this land is valid for everything! The most wonderful part of it is the victory! I wish you it with all my heart and go ahead! Be healthy! Good luck, “added Lili Ivanova.last_img

Oath to end violence

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS “I SWEAR never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.” That was the oath…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

The people behind history

first_imgTHE Narre Warren and District Family History Group celebrated 25 years in May 2014. It started with a few ladies…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img