Premises affected by equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Canada in 2019

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 current 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 on this page show the number of EIA-positive equines identified in 2019.

The following tables list areas where premises confirmed to be affected by EIA in 2019 exist.

Current as of: 2019-07-31

Alberta

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2019, Alberta
Equine Infectious Anemia 2019, Alberta
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
January 11 MD of Bonnyville No. 87 Equine
(2018) Table Note 1 Athabasca County No. 12 Equine
February 6 Red Deer County No. 23 Equine
March 29 Clear Hills County No. 21 Equine
June 28 St. Paul County No. 19 Equine

Table Note

Table Note 1

Positive animals were identified on a premises that was first confirmed to be affected during a 2018 investigation

Return to table note 1  referrer

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87 – 1 infected animal
  • Athabasca No. 12 – 2 infected animals
  • Red Deer No. 23 – 1 infected animal
  • Clear Hills No. 21 – 2 infected animals
  • St. Paul No. 19 – 1 infected animal

Saskatchewan

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2019, Saskatchewan
Equine Infectious Anemia 2019, Saskatchewan
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
February 22 RM of Meadow Lake No. 588 Equine
March 18 RM of Big River No. 555 Equine
April 4 RM of Lakeview No. 337 Equine
April 17 RM of Beaver River No. 622 Equine
April 25 RM of Meadow Lake No. 588 Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Meadow Lake No. 588 – 6 infected animals
  • Big River No. 555 – 1 infected animal
  • Lakeview No. 337 – 1 infected animal
  • Beaver River No. 622 – 1 infected animal

British Columbia

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Equine Infectious Anemia 2019, British Columbia
Equine Infectious Anemia 2019, British Columbia
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
May 29 MD of Squamish-Lillooet, Subd. B Equine

Areas with one or more affected premises:

  • Squamish-Lillooet, Subd. B – 1 infected animal
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