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 CFIA Premises infected with EIA in Canada in 2016


05 May 2016 - Swamp fever strikes again ... Horse wrangler Tricia Kroeker’s stable has been devastated. On April 27, 11 of her 17 horses were euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia – commonly known as swamp fever. Kroeker lives in Green Lake, but keeps her horses pastured in the St. Cyr Hills district. She said her horses didn’t show signs of the virus, adding she was surprised to learn so many of them contracted it... <more>


wcvm-eia-cvrEIA Control - it can be done. It is possible the Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is more likely to be detected in some areas as witnessed the information on positive tests Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) many of the areas that are potential hot spots are on the east slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta... <more>

15 Mar 2016 - Saskatchewn Horse Federation: To help control the spread of equine infectious anemia (EIA) among the province’s horse population, members of the Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) have passed a motion requiring mandatory EIA testing of all horses attending SHF-sanctioned events, as of Jan. 1, 2017.. <more>


What is EIA? 

Equine infectious anemia (EIA), also known as “swamp fever,” is a viral disease of horses and other equids (i.e. donkeys, mules, and zebras) that causes recurrent episodes of fever, lethargy and destruction of red blood cells (anemia) and platelets (thrombocytopenia).. (more)

With neither cure nor vaccine in existence, veterinarians and ­researchers must 
supervise the equine infectious anemia virus ­closely to avoid widespread disease

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

  • Premises infected with EIA in Canada in 2016
  • Premises infected with EIA in Canada in 2015

Alberta Veteriarian Medical Association 

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    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 May 2016 06:50 )