Government of Canada National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard


A national Equine Biosecurity Advisory Committee has been established to develop  this voluntary standard which will provide a common approach to preventing and controlling disease in facilities where horses are housed and kept.



The equine biosecurity standard will:

  1. Provide guidelines for effective biosecurity practices;
  2. Promote a consistent approach to reducing the risks of established, emerging and foreign animal diseases;
  3. Enhance equine health, welfare and productivity;
  4. Minimize the frequency, scope and impact of disease outbreaks;
  5. Increase industry’s knowledge of the risks associated with diseases; and
  6. Identify potential gaps in current control measures.


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Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada Resources


Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada Resources are updated on a regular basis. Please follow this link to view the updated biosecurity page on their website. Click here to view their Animal Health Insights Podcasts.  

A new disease alert about a case of WNV has been posted to the

CAHSS Disease Alerts Page and the Equine Diseases Dashboard.


Biosecurity on your property resource page can be accessed via this link

To register to receive updates by clicking ‘log in’ on the upper right of the HWAC home page accessed via this link


Equine Guelph Resources


The Basics of Infection Control - whiteboard video about the basics and answers: What are the differences between bacteria and viruses? How are they spread? What can you do to prevent them?


Other Resources


Equine Canada Stable Management Manual


This manual is an excellent resource in areas of equine behaviour, safety, first aid, conformation, and much more.  It is also study material for Learn to Ride and Coaching Certification Programs.

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 Biosecurity (Alberta Equestrian Federation)

Isolation/Quarantine (Equine Disease Communication Center)

Biosecurity, A Road Map To Your Horse's Health (Alberta Equestrian Federation)


Printable Posters for your barn!







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