Equine Surveillance in Canada

Creating awareness of equine health in Canada

Disease Alerts

Disease Date Location Status Description
Equine Infectious Anemia April 9, 2019 Lakeview, Saskatchewan quarantine and investigation ongoing

An Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) affected premises has been identified in the province of Saskatchewan.

Please note the following information is in addition to what the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) already communicates to stakeholders which includes:

  • notification to the relevant provincial veterinary service of any newly affected premises
  • monthly federally reportable disease updates on the CFIA website (10th of each month), which includes the number of affected premises as well as individual animal cases
  • communications with the owners or persons directly involved in the case, as outlined in the current EIA program policy

On April 4, 2019, a positive EIA result was confirmed by the CFIA’s national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in the rural municipality of Lakeview, Saskatchewan.

The horse had been sampled by an accredited veterinarian at the owner’s request prior to it being moved to a separate premises. No clinical signs of disease were noted at the time of sampling.

A CFIA investigation is underway and as per program policy, a quarantine has been placed on the infected horse and its on-premises contact animals. The quarantine will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing and ordering the destruction of positive cases. Trace-out activities may require the CFIA to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current policy. Please see the

CFIA website for a map of EIA positive premises 2019