CFIA Announces International Collaboration to Address Companion Animal Import Issues

As part of Animal Health Week (October 2-8), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that it will be working with Canadian and international organizations such as the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Council of Chief Veterinary Officers, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the World Organisation for Animal Health to implement measures aimed at preventing the spread of animal diseases. These include the controversial recent ban prohibiting the entry of commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies.