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Equestrian Canada – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has extended the deadline for equestrian stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Disease Control Program to June 30, 2018.

Join the Call

To support the equestrian community in voicing their feedback and help address any questions or necessary clarifications on the CFIA’s proposal, Equestrian Canada (EC) will be hosting an open call with Dr. Carolyn James of the CFIA on June 22, 2018 at 12 p.m. EDT.

Toll Free Call-In Number: 1-855-392-2520
Access Passcode: 4610643

Submit Feedback to CFIA & EC

EC encourages individuals and organizations to join the call, then compile and submit their comments to the CFIA by June 30, 2018.

In addition to submitting comments directly to the CFIA, EC strongly recommends that equine organizations submit a letter to EC containing their comments to the CFIA. EC will ensure all letters are provided to the CFIA, and are also summarized in a consensus statement within the appendix of EC’s official response to the CFIA.

Organization letters can be sent to:

Kristy House
Manager, Welfare and Identification
Equestrian Canada

EC Comments

To view a summary of the EC Health & Welfare Committee’s comments on the CFIA’s proposed EIA Disease Control Program, please download the following PDF document:

Background & Additional Information

The CFIA is proposing a new National EIA Disease Control Program as a result of the number of positive cases recent diagnosed across Canada.

To help individuals and organizations in analyzing the CFIA’s proposed National EIA Disease Control Program, the EC Health & Welfare Committee put together the following fact sheet with a simplified overview of the proposed program:

Questions? Comments?

For more information on the Open Call with the CFIA, EC’s comments, or submitting an organization letter to EC, please contact:

Kristy House
Manager, Welfare and Identification
Equestrian Canada

Questions for the CFIA can be directed to:

Dr. Carolyn James
Domestic Disease Control Section
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

EC Media Contact /
Personne-ressource de CE pour les médias :
Jessie Christie