|Equine Infectious Anemia||April 18, 2019||Beaver River, 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:
On April 17, 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 Beaver River, Saskatchewan.
The horse had been sampled by an accredited veterinarian at the owner’s request after they became aware of a potential epidemiological link to other recently identified EIA cases. 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 visit the CFIA website for a map of cases in 2019 .
The Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System Disease Alert Notifications provide important and comprehensive information on the disease while respecting the privacy of the individuals involved in accordance with Canadian privacy acts. Additional information about the specific location cannot be released. No further information is available at this time. Additional information may be posted when available.