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 […]
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