Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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Proposed EIA Disease Control Program Update

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a persistent and incurable viral disease of equines (i.e. horses, donkeys, mules, zebras) which has nearly worldwide distribution. There is no available vaccine or treatment for EIA. It is a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) listed disease and has been on Canada’s list of reportable animal diseases since 1971. Subsequent to the […]
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Support Improved Animal Transport Laws

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is undertaking a review of animal transportation regulations for the first time in 30 years. Changes have been drafted, but Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food has yet to bring them forward for public comment. In the meantime, you can take action alongside over 5,000 other Canadians to make […]
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Proposed EIA Risk Management Strategy

Equine Canada (EC) would like to advise all stakeholders that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking input on a proposed strategy for future Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) control in Canada. The deadline for comments is June 1st. Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA, Swamp Fever) is a persistent and incurable viral disease of equines (i.e. […]
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Government of Canada and Partners to Develop National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Equine Canada and partner organizations to develop a farm-level biosecurity standard that will help protect Canada’s equine industry from animal diseases. A national Equine Biosecurity Advisory Committee has been established to develop this voluntary standard which will provide a common approach […]
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CFIA Removes Import Restrictions Related to Vesicular Stomatitis for Horses from Colorado

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has just removed the import restrictions related to vesicular stomatitis for horses from Colorado following the lifting of all the vesicular stomatitis quarantines in that Sate at the beginning of October. New Mexico remains affected and corresponding import restrictions remain in effect. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as […]
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Canadian Slaughter Plants Refuse US Horses

US horses are no longer being accepted by Canadian horse slaughter plants, according to multiple sources. The Shipshewana auction in Indiana confirmed reports that they have discontinued loose (slaughter) horse sales for an indefinite period of time. A spokesperson for the Sugar Creek Ohio auction also confirmed that the kill buyers were no longer taking […]
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Have Your Say – Modernizing Canada’s Feeds Regulations

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is asking for feedback from stakeholders and other interested parties on modernizing Canada’s Feeds Regulations. The agency has initiated a multi-year review of its regulatory framework for food safety, plant health and animal health. The livestock feed regulations are being reviewed as part of this process. An online public […]