If you are conducting business with the Government of Saskatchewan by mail, please be advised that delivery may be delayed due to rotating postal strikes. Various measures are in place to ensure service to Saskatchewan residents and businesses during postal strike action.

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Risk of West Nile Virus in horses

August 2018

Equine owners and their veterinarians should take note that the risk of West Nile Virus in Saskatchewan appears to be higher this year. As of August 28, 2018, there have been 19 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Saskatchewan horses. In contrast, there were only eight positive cases detected in all of 2017. The onset of West Nile Virus “season” also appears earlier this year, in that cases started to occur in early August, whereas normally equine cases tend to occur in the latter part of August and the first part of September.

For currently unvaccinated horses, vaccination now may still provide protection for part of the remaining West Nile Virus season. For horses that were vaccinated early, or that have received only one vaccination, a West Nile Virus booster will provide additional protection for the remaining West Nile Virus season.

For horses that do become clinically ill with West Nile Virus, the earlier they receive treatment the more likely they are to survive. Learn more on our West Nile Virus in Horses information page.

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