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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 Act. This means that all suspected cases must be reported to the CFIA.

The provincial maps show the number of EIA-positive equines identified in 2016.

The following tables list premises confirmed to be affected by EIA in Canada in 2016.

Current as of: 2016-12-31

Saskatchewan

Map: EIA 2016 Saskatchewan – PDF (1,522 kb)

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Map - Equine Infectious Anemia 2016, Saskatchewan. Description follows.

Equine Infectious Anemia 2016, Saskatchewan
Equine Infectious Anemia 2016, Saskatchewan
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
(2015) Table Note 1 RM of Birch Hills 460 Equine
February 12 RM of Meadow Lake 588 Equine
April 8 RM of Meadow Lake 588 Equine
May 11 RM Loon Lake 561 Equine
May 19 RM of Lost River 313 Equine
June 2 RM of Meadow Lake 588 Equine
July 14 RM of Prairie Rose 309 Equine
August 22 RM of Star City 428 Equine
September 13 RM of Star City 428 Equine
November 17 RM of Beaver River 622 Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Birch Hills No. 460 - 1 infected animal
  • Meadow Lake 588 - 13 infected animals
  • Lost River 313 - 1 infected animal
  • Loon Lake 561 - 1 infected animal
  • Prairie Rose 309 – 1 infected animal
  • Star City 428 – 8 infected animals
  • Beaver River 622 – 1 infected animal

Table Notes

Table Note 1

A new positive animal was identified on a premises that was first confirmed to be affected during a 2015 investigation.

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British Columbia

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2016, BC
Equine Infectious Anemia 2016, BC
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
May 4 Cariboo, Subd. B Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Cariboo, Subd. B - 1 infected animal

Canada

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2016, Canada
Equine Infectious Anemia 2016, Canada
Number of positive equines Number of affected premises
British Columbia 1 1
Saskatchewan 26 9

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