CFIA PRESS RELEASE - December 9, 2021
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) national equine infectious anemia (EIA) disease control program implemented the mandatory use of digital EIA test certificates (Coggins) on December 1, 2021. The CFIA communicated this upcoming change to EIA accredited veterinarians and EIA approved laboratories earlier this year.
The Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (www.cahss.ca) is helping the CFIA to share information about the changes with CAHSS members and other industry stakeholders. The following are key points for horse owners:
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A national Equine Biosecurity Advisory Committee has been established to develop this voluntary standard which will provide a common approach to preventing and controlling disease in facilities where horses are housed and kept.
The equine biosecurity standard will:
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Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada Resources are updated on a regular basis. Please follow this link to view the updated biosecurity page on their website. Click here to view their Animal Health Insights Podcasts.
Biosecurity on your property resource page can be accessed via this link
To register to receive updates by clicking ‘log in’ on the upper right of the HWAC home page accessed via this link
The Basics of Infection Control - whiteboard video about the basics and answers: What are the differences between bacteria and viruses? How are they spread? What can you do to prevent them?
Determine the risk of infectious disease spread Biosecurity Risk Calculator
Equine Canada Stable Management Manual
This manual is an excellent resource in areas of equine behaviour, safety, first aid, conformation, and much more. It is also study material for Learn to Ride and Coaching Certification Programs.
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Biosecurity (Alberta Equestrian Federation)
Isolation/Quarantine (Equine Disease Communication Center)
Biosecurity, A Road Map To Your Horse's Health (Alberta Equestrian Federation)
Facility Owner? Check out the National Farm and Facility Level Bio-security Standard for the Equine Sector
How are diseases transmitted? (Equine Disease Communication Center)