Premises affected by equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Canada in 2017

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 equine stakeholders, 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 2017.

The following tables list premises confirmed to be affected by EIA in Canada in 2017.

Current as of: 2017-04-30

Quebec

Map: EIA 2017 Quebec – PDF (3,250 kb)

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Map - Equine Infectious Anemia 2017, Quebec. Description follows.

Equine Infectious Anemia 2017, Quebec
Equine Infectious Anemia 2017, Quebec
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
January 12 Mascouche Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Mascouche - 1 infected animal

Saskatchewan

Map: EIA 2017, Saskatchewan – PDF (1,120 kb)

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Map - Equine Infectious Anemia 2017, Saskatchewan. Description follows.

Equine Infectious Anemia 2017, Saskatchewan
Equine Infectious Anemia 2017, Saskatchewan
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
February 17 RM of Torch River 488 Equine
February 15 RM of Kinistino 459 Equine
February 15 RM of Kinistino 459 Equine
January 17 RM of Kinistino 459 Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Kinistino 459 – 8 infected animals
  • Torch River 488 – 1 infected animal
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