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Friday, 14 July 2017 08:05

Equine Infectious Anemia has 7 Confirmed Cases in Manitoba

A potentially fatal disease for horses has 7 confirmed cases throughout Manitoba.
 
Equine Infectious Anemia or swamp fever is a viral disease of horses, mules and donkeys.
 
John Savard, Executive Director for the Manitoba Horse Council, talks about how bad this disease really is.
 
"This is a terrible disease and heartbreaking for anyone who owns 1 horse, and the horse becomes infected, the choices are pretty stark either the horse has to be put down or has to live in isolation for the rest of its days and horses are social animals so that's like solitary confinement which isn't an option at all, it is pretty cruel. The consequences for a business can be disastrous a breeding barn or schooling barn, if one horse is infected it is a federally reportable disease so they'd be under quarantine for 45 days."
 
In Manitoba there are 3 cases in Armstrong, 3 in St. Clements and 1 in Hanover.
 
Savard also noted that horses should be getting a Coggins test even if there is no outside contact, as spread of EIA could occur amongst an isolated herd. 
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What You Need To Know About Tonight and Tomorrow's Festivities In Dauphin

Friday, 24 November 2017 13:43
What You Need To Know About Tonight and Tomorrow's Festivities In Dauphin
A friendly reminder to people who are anxious to take part in tonight and tomorrow's festivities that there are a few important things to note.

A Flin Flon woman is dead after speeding through stop sign

Friday, 24 November 2017 11:03
A Flin Flon woman is dead after speeding through stop sign

A 39 year old woman from Flin Flon is dead after she sped through a stop sign and crashed.

Highway 1 west of Winnipeg closed for 2 hours

Friday, 24 November 2017 10:51
Highway 1 west of Winnipeg closed for 2 hours

Manitoba Highways closed the westbound lanes of Highway 1 this morning nine kilometres west of Headingley.

Community Futures Parkland and Parkland Job Opportunity Centre Receive Investment From Province

Friday, 24 November 2017 09:53
Community Futures Parkland and Parkland Job Opportunity Centre Receive Investment From Province

$185, 022 worth of funding has come to the Parkland from the Province.