The Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System reported one confirmed case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Pleasant Valley Municipality, Saskatchewan.
The Equine Disease Communication Center reported that on June 18, 2020, a positive EIA result was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in the rural municipality of Pleasant Valley, in the province of Saskatchewan.
The horse had been sampled by an accredited veterinarian at the owner’s request after a purchase. No clinical signs of disease were noted at the time of sampling.
A CFIA investigation is underway and as per program policy, movement controls have been placed on the infected horse and its on-premises contact animals. Initial reports indicate there were other horses on the affected premises. Movement controls will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing and ordering the destruction of positive cases.
Trace-out activities might require the CFIA to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current policy.