Horse owners and owners of properties where horses co-mingle should take measures to protect their animals – particularly if they are purchasing or receiving animals from the areas mentioned above.
The CFIA, in collaboration with provinces, territories and horse industry, conducts surveillance for EIA through the national EIA Control Program. Under the 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 following tables list premises confirmed to be affected by EIA in Canada in 2015.
The provincial maps show the number of EIA-positive equines identified in 2015.
Current as of: 2015-09-30
|Date confirmed||Location||Animal type infected|
|March 12||Rocky View No. 44||Equine|
|March 25||Ponoka No. 3||Equine|
|April 14||Grande Prairie No. 1||Equine|
|May 6||Pincher Creek No. 9||Equine|
|July 20||Bonnyville No. 87||Equine|
|August 13||Clearwater No. 99||Equine|
|August 18||St. Paul No. 19||Equine|
|August 21||Athabasca No. 12||Equine|
|September 11||Clearwater No. 99||Equine|
Areas with one or more affected premises:
- Rocky View No. 44 – 1 infected animal
- Ponoka No. 3 – 1 infected animal
- Grande Prairie No. 1 – 1 infected animal
- Pincher Creek No. 9 – 7 infected animals
- Bonnyville No. 87 – 7 infected animals
- Clearwater No. 99 – 6 infected animals
- St. Paul No. 19 – 2 infected animals
- Athabasca No. 12 – 1 infected animal
Please see the Canadian Food Inspection Agency site for further details.