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Mandatory equine infectious anemia testing being considered

An equine infectious anemia (EIA) working group is proposing improvements to the current program for controlling the federally reportable disease.

One of its key recommendations is that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency implement mandatory EIA testing for certain movements of horses in Western Canada.

EIA can be difficult to detect, as loss of co-ordination may be the only visible sign of the disease. The agency is looking for feedback on this proposal.

Go to the CFIA website and search for ‘equine infectious anemia control’ to find details of the program and an online feedback form.

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