Premises affected by equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Canada in 2018

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.

Horse owners and owners of properties where horses commingle should take measures to protect their animals - particularly if they are purchasing or receiving animals from the areas where infected animals have been detected.

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

The provincial maps show the number of EIA-positive equines identified in 2018.

The following tables list premises confirmed to be affected by EIA in Canada in 2018.

Current as of: 2018-09-30

Alberta

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Map - Equine Infectious Anemia 2018, Alberta. Description follows.

Equine Infectious Anemia 2018, Alberta
Equine Infectious Anemia 2018, Alberta
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
(2017) Table Note 1 Sturgeon County No. 90 Equine
February 21 Strathcona County Equine
April 27 Clearwater County No. 99 Equine
June 28 Ponoka County No. 3 Equine
July 6 Strathcona County Equine
September 7 County of Grande Prairie No. 1 Equine
September 29 MD of Bonnyville No. 87 Equine

Table Notes

Table Note 1

Positive animals were identified on a premises that was first confirmed to be affected during a 2017 investigation

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Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Sturgeon County No. 90 – 2 infected animals
  • Strathcona County – 2 infected animals
  • Clearwater County No. 99 – 1 infected animal
  • Ponoka County No. 3 – 1 infected animal
  • County of Grande Prairie No. 1 - 1 infected animal
  • Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87 - 1 infected animal

Saskatchewan

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2018, Saskatchewan
Equine Infectious Anemia 2018, Saskatchewan
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
July 20 RM of Great Bend 405 Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Great Bend 405 – 1 infected animal
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