Eighth Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in Saskatchewan

first_img SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. 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 Meadowlake, Big 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. Tags: Equine Infectious Anemia, EIA, Email* Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more