Proposed national disease control program for equine infectious anemia: Closed consultation
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from April 19 to June 30, 2018. See the what we heard report for a summary of the findings.
About the consultation
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed the public consultation on a proposed new National Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Disease Control Program.
The 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.
Stakeholders were asked to comment on the proposed program, including:
- details about zoning Canada for EIA
- the movement control system
- changes to how the CFIA would respond to EIA, and
- how the full program would be implemented.
If support is received, the CFIA will proceed with planning the implementation of this program.
Who was the focus of this consultation
The CFIA sought feedback from all equine stakeholders, including:
- horse owners and riders
- land and stable owners
- equine event organizers
- equine transporters
- Proposed National Equine Infectious Anemia Disease Control Program
- Health of Animals Regulations
- Health of Animals Act
Dr. Carolyn James
Domestic Disease Control Section
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9
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