On Feb. 19, 2020, a positive EIA result was confirmed by the CFIA’s national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Animal protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, has filed an appeal in their case against the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
A lawsuit filed over a year ago by the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, against the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, has been dismissed in federal court.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports, there are three confirmed cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in Alberta and five in Manitoba.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) was undertaking a review of Animal Transport Law regulations for the first time in 30 years
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Horse Tests Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Las Animas, Colorado August 2, 2012 A horse tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Las Animas County, Colorado on August 2, 2012. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of any […]
An Open Letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency March 13, 2012 Dr. Martin Appelt National Manager Meat Programs Division Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1400 Merivale Road Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9 Dear Dr. Appelt: In view of Dr. Brian Evans’ prolonged leave of absence, we are sending this package for your review. Enclosed please find […]
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reminding transporters and importers that as of January 1, 2012, all shipments of feeder and slaughter horses entering Canada from the United States by ground transportation will be required to proceed through designated ports of entry. Shipments will only be accepted during regular CFIA hours of operation. […]