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Canada's control program for equine infectious anemia (EIA) has made significant progress in reducing the prevalence of the disease in Canada. However, despite the best efforts of the horse industry and governments, EIA continues to be detected in Western Canada, particularly in the northern parts of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as in Yukon.

Horse owners and owners of properties where horses co-mingle should take measures to protect their animals - particularly if they are purchasing or receiving animals from the areas mentioned above.

The CFIA, in collaboration with provinces, territories and horse industry, conducts surveillance for EIA through the national EIA Control Program. Under the program, horse owners voluntarily have their animals tested for the disease.

EIA is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Regulations. This means that all suspected cases must be reported to the CFIA.

The following tables list premises confirmed to be affected by EIA in Canada in 2015.

The provincial maps show the number of EIA-positive equines identified in 2015.

Current as of: 2015-12-31

Saskatchewan

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2015, Saskatchewan
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
January 19 RM of Corman Park 344 Equine
March 17 RM of St Louis 431 Equine
May 6 RM of Sasman 336 Equine
June 11 RM of Torch River 488 Equine
June 12 RM of Loon Lake 561 Equine
July 13 RM of Torch River 488 Equine
July 17 RM of Meadow Lake 588 Equine
July 28 RM of Buckland 491 Equine
August 12 RM of Buckland 491 Equine
August 19 RM of Buckland 491 Equine
November 27 RM of Birch Hills 460 Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Corman Park No. 344 – 1 infected animal
  • St Louis No. 431 – 1 infected animal
  • Sasman No. 336 – 1 infected animal
  • Torch River No. 488 – 4 infected animals
  • Loon Lake No. 561 – 1 infected animal
  • Meadow Lake No. 588 – 1 infected animal
  • Buckland No. 491 – 21 infected animals
  • Birch Hills No. 460 – 1 infected animal

Alberta

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2015, Alberta
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
March 12 Rocky View No. 44 Equine
March 25 Ponoka No. 3 Equine
April 14 Grande Prairie No. 1 Equine
May 6 Pincher Creek No. 9 Equine
July 20 Bonnyville No. 87 Equine
August 13 Clearwater No. 99 Equine
August 18 St. Paul No. 19 Equine
August 21 Athabasca No. 12 Equine
September 11 Clearwater No. 99 Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Rocky View No. 44 – 1 infected animal
  • Ponoka No. 3 – 1 infected animal
  • Grande Prairie No. 1 – 1 infected animal
  • Pincher Creek No. 9 – 7 infected animals
  • Bonnyville No. 87 – 9 infected animals
  • Clearwater No. 99 – 8 infected animals
  • St. Paul No. 19 – 4 infected animals
  • Athabasca No. 12 – 1 infected animal

British Columbia

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2015, British Columbia
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
June 4 Northern Rockies RM Equine
June 30 North Cowichan RM Equine
July 20 Northern Rockies RM Equine
July 20 Northern Rockies RM Equine
November 13 Peace River, SUBD. B Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Northern Rockies - 6 infected animals
  • Northern Cowichan - 1 infected animal
  • Peace River, SUBD. B - 1 infected animal

Yukon

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2015, Yukon
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
June 12 Ibex Valley Equine
June 17 Whitehorse, Unorganized Equine
July 17 Whitehorse, Unorganized Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Ibex Valley - 1 infected animal
  • Whitehorse, Unorganized - 2 infected animals

Canada

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2015, Canada
Number of positive equines Total number of affected premises
Yukon 3 3
British Columbia 8 5
Alberta 32 9
Saskatchewan 31 11

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