Health Alerts

ALERT: Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy found in York

On April 2, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) due to equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1) at a facility with both competition and resident horses … Continue reading

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ALERT: Cosmetic Teeth Cleaning

Recent Court Decision on Use of Cosmetic Teeth Cleaning A recent decision of The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has provided further clarity related to the area of anesthesia-free dentistry performed by non-veterinarians. This decision is similar to two previous … Continue reading

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ALERT: Equine Encephalitis

On October 12, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in Bruce County. The 12-year-old unvaccinated mare with no travel history was … Continue reading

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ALERT: Equine West Nile Virus

On August 21, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two positive test results for West Nile Virus (WNV); one from a 10-year-old gelding in Simcoe County and the other from a 25-year-old mare … Continue reading

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ALERT: Equine Vaccine Protocol

New USEF Vaccination Protocols For those that show at USEF Sanctioned Shows in the States, be aware that new vaccination rules have changed. They now state that all horses entering the grounds must have documentation to support that they have … Continue reading

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ALERT: Rabies Report

There has been a possible case of rabies reported in the Toronto area. Although it involves raccoons, a human was bitten! Stay safe and make sure to have your pet vaccinated!

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ALERT: Coughing Dogs

Over the last month, we at the Bradford Animal Clinic have been seeing many dogs come in with a nasty cough. The dogs are usually healthy in every other way, except for the persistent hacking cough! This also is sometimes accompanied … Continue reading

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ALERT: Lyme Disease / Ticks

Veterinarians have been tracking ticks that could lead to Lyme Disease longer than public health units and family doctors, according to one Ottawa veterinarian. Deer Ticks (pictured right) carry Lyme Disease which is more dangerous to humans than animals. The … Continue reading

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ALERT: Distemper

There has been a local outbreak of Distemper in Raccoons and Skunk. Although Distemper is not seen much in dogs anymore due to regular vaccination programs it is a serious fatal disease. Distemper is spread through contact with bodily fluids, … Continue reading

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