You are here: Home What's New EIA-affected premises in Alberta

EIA-affected premises in Alberta

E-mail Print

Recent confirmed cases of EIA in Alberta - Lacombe County and Sturgeon County

On October 19, 2017, a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) result was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in Lacombe County, Alberta. This animal had been sampled by the CFIA to comply with export conditions and no clinical signs of the disease were reported. A CFIA investigation is currently underway and as per program policy, a quarantine has been placed on the infected animal and its on-premises contacts. Initial reports indicate that there are several equine animals on the premises. The quarantine will remain until all follow-up testing has been completed and the positive horse is euthanized.

On October 13, 2017 a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) result was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) national reference laboratory for a horse that had been sampled by an accredited veterinarian on a premises in Sturgeon County, Alberta (AB). The horse was exhibiting clinical signs that were compatible with EIA and it died shortly after being sampled. A CFIA investigation is currently underway and it has been reported that there are several other equine animals on the index premises. Work is being done to identify other potential contacts as per current policy. More information on EIA

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 October 2017 16:46 )