EIA Reported in Alberta Horse

A horse on a premises in St. Paul County, Alberta, Canada, was confirmed positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA).

One horse was confirmed positive for equine infectious anemia in St. Paul County in Alberta, Canada. Google maps

On June 28, 2019, a positive equine infectious anemia (EIA) result was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in St. Paul County in Alberta, Canada. The horse had been sampled by an accredited veterinarian because it was exhibiting clinical signs compatible with EIA infection.

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.

Initial reports indicate there are several equines on the affected premises.

The quarantine will remain in place 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.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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