National Farm and Facility Level Biosecurity User Guide for the Equine Sector
Annex 1: Development of the user guide and acknowledgements

The user guide was developed through a partnership of Equestrian Canada and the CFIA in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. An advisory committee representing a broad cross-section of the industry comprised of equine owners, subject matter experts, provincial government officials, representatives from regional and sector-specific equine industry organizations, academics, and the public sector, provided invaluable guidance throughout the process.

The user guide augments the National Farm and Facility Level Biosecurity Standard for the Equine Sector and provides additional details and guidance on achieving the biosecurity goals.

Equine Biosecurity Advisory Committee Members
Representative Organization/Affiliation
Bill desBarres Alberta Equestrian Federation and Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada
Dr. Adam Chambers Ontario Racing Commission
Dr. Alison Moore Ontario Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Dre Chantal Proulx Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
Dr. David Paton Equine Private Practitioner (British Columbia)
Dr. Darrell Dalton Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
Dorothy Willows Horse Industry Association of Alberta
Dr. Daniel Schwartz Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Gayle Ecker Equine Guelph, University of Guelph
Isabelle Breton Horse owner and biologist
Jack de Wit Equestrian Canada
Kathryn Tonita Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Les Burwash Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Dr. Mary Bell Equestrian Canada and Equine Private Practitioner
Dr. Patricia Pentney Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Renée Lévesque Cheval Québec
Dr. Ron Clarke Former Equine Private Practitioner (Alberta)
Dr. Ross A. McKague Equine Private Practitioner (Manitoba), Manitoba Jockey Club and Assiniboia Downs (racetrack)
Sandra Conrad Equestrian Canada (Atlantic Representative) and Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation
Dr. Scott Weese Ontario Veterinary College
Dr. Susan Raymond (alternate for Gayle Ecker) Equine Guelph, University of Guelph
Virginie Rochet Sector Specialist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Wayne Burwash Equine Private Practitioner (Alberta)
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