/Comment on: Proposed national disease control program for equine infectious anemia

Comment on: Proposed national disease control program for equine infectious anemia

Comment on: Proposed national disease control program for equine infectious anemia

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)has been collaborating with provincial, territorial and equine industry representatives, among others, over the past few years to develop a new approach to address program issues. One of the main issues has been the low volume of owner-requested testing (surveillance) among western Canada equine owners, even though many positive cases of EIA have been identified in that area. As a result, a key recommendation from the EIA working group was for the CFIA to develop a program that includes some mandatory EIA testing requirements for certain movements of horses in western Canada.

the CFIA’s consultation on the Proposed National Equine Infectious Anemia Disease Control Program has been extended to June 30, 2018.

The consultation materials can be accessed at the following link: http://inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/accountability/consultations-and-engagement/eia-disease-control-program/eng/1523631948798/1523631949344

 

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