Equine Traceability FACT SHEET
Horse owners can protect their animals in the case of an emergency or a disease outbreak with Premises Identification Program (PID). As of January 1, 2009 premises identification became law as part of the Animal Health Act.

Alberta Horse Industry
The Alberta Horse Industry aims to provide a unified voice for the Alberta horse industry and strengthen it through advocacy, education and research.

American Association of Equine Practitioners
To improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Information on the Horse from Alberta Agriculture, including information on Feeding, Health and Disease, Transport, and Business Management.

Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
Alberta Veterinary Medical Association is the professional regulatory organization governing the practice of veterinary medicine in Alberta under the authority of the Veterinary Profession Act. As a self-governing profession, the AB.VMA is required to perform its regulatory and professional functions in accordance with the law and in a manner responsible to the public of Alberta through the government of Alberta Employment and Immigration.

American Veterinary Medical Association
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 76,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.

Horse Racing Alberta
Horse Racing Alberta is a private not-for-profit corporation that was established with the Alberta Governments proclamation of the Racing Corporation Act in 1996. The HRA was established to lead a racing industry renewal and to manage industry self-regulation.

USDA Vesicular Stomatitis
Alberta Health Monitoring & Surveillance – Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) surveillance is conducted primarily by the State Departments of Agriculture, who report results to USDA – APHIS – Veterinary Services. Veterinary practitioners examine all animals involved in shows, exhibitions, races, and interstate or international movement. Mucosal swab and serum samples from suspect animals are submitted for testing to veterinary diagnostic laboratories.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons
An ACVS Diplomate in an individual who has been certified as a specialist in veterinary surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Hospital & Veterinary Management System
The Business Infusions HVMS is a comprehensive technology solution focused on the unique requirements of large veterinary hospitals and practices. With proven business processes at its core, the software is designed to assist animal care professionals in delivering exceptional customer service while achieving operational excellence and improved profits. HVMS has infused some of North America’s most respected veterinary hospitals and clinics with improved efficiency, superior client care and higher profits.

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is the national voice for the veterinary profession dedicated to serving and representing the veterinarians of Canada. The Association is committed to excellence within the profession and to the well-being of animals. It shall promote public awareness of the contribution of animals and veterinarians to society.

Just Passing
Parting with an equine friend through death is a trauma of emotional stress; whether the death is natural or humane. The decision between life and death is the most difficult a horse owner has to make, followed by the question of how to remove and deal with the remains. Just Passing specializes in helping you through this difficult time and offers several options, including moving your horse to the final destination of choice.  Plus we provide support and counsel for you in the last moments.

Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian
The Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian (OCPV) is part of the Food Safety and Animal Health Division of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. The OCPV advocates the use of current scientific principles and information in the development of animal health legislation and disease control programs. The OCPV liaises with international, federal and other provincial governments, as well as industry on food animal health issues.