CFIA Releases News About CEM

Published: December 29, 2008 10:50 am EST

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched an investigation after confirming that horse semen was imported into Canada from a United States stallion subsequently determined to be infected with contagious equine metritis (CEM).

There are no human health implications with this disease.

A fourth stallion that recently stood at DeGraff Stables/Liberty Farm Equine Reproduction Centre LLC has tested positive for CEM.

To read more about this stallion from, click here.

Updates on the situation are available on the DeGraff Stables/Liberty Farm Equine Reproduction Centre LLC website and can be viewed by clicking here.

To view the release from the CFIA in English, click here. The French version is available here.

(With files from, Degraff Stables and the CFIA)



If you have time to do it right the second time -- take time and do it right the FIRST--PLEASE ADVISE THE NAME OF THE FARM AND THE STALLION -- or don't send out something that is STUPID--enough said-
Blaine Gregan,