Eighth Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in Saskatchewan

Yet another positive result for Equine Infectious Anemia has been confirmed by the CFIA’s national reference laboratory for a horse in Saskatchewan.

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Yet another positive result for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) has been confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s national reference laboratory for a horse in Saskatchewan. This is the eighth case in the province since February. These have involved horses in MeadowlakeBig River and Lakeview.

The latest case involves a horse located on a premises in the rural municipality of Beaver River, SK. The horse had been sampled by an accredited veterinarian at the owner’s request after they became aware of a potential epidemiological link to other recently identified EIA cases. No clinical signs of disease were noted at the time of sampling.

A CFIA investigation is underway and, as per program policy, a quarantine has been placed on the infected horse and its on-premises contact animals. The quarantine will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing and ordering the destruction of positive cases. Trace-out activities may require the CFIA to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current policy.

Please see the CFIA website for a map of cases. More details may be found on the CAHSS website.

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