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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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RM of Dauphin Phase 1 Water Break Update

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:25
RM of Dauphin Phase 1 Water Break  Update

The water break the RM of Dauphin has have working on is much more significant than anticipated. 

First Planning Meeting for Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival Tomorrow

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:50
First Planning Meeting for Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first planning meeting of the Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival.

Grandview Fire Department's First Ever Awards Banquet

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:33
Grandview Fire Department's First Ever Awards Banquet

The Grandview Fire Department is hosting their first ever awards banquet.

R.M. of Dauphin Working On A Water Break

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 09:51
R.M. of Dauphin Working On A Water Break

The RM of Dauphin Rural water distribution line experienced a break last night and two crews are out and have isolated the area.