Equine Infectious Anemia (swamp fever, EIA)


EIA Reported in Great Britain

January 19, 2010

Animal health authorities have confirmed two cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Wiltshire, England. The two horses were recently imported from Romania via Belgium, noted a statement from the Department for the Environment, Food, and Rur... Read More


EIA Reported in New Jersey Pony

December 30, 2009

A pony recently brought to a New Jersey stable from a sale barn in Pennsylvania was confirmed positive for equine infectious anemia. Officials in Pennsylvania are investigating the source of the infection. The pony, which had been obtained by a... Read More


Ireland's EIA Experience: What Did We Learn?

July 18, 2009

In 2006, Ireland was rocked by an outbreak of equine infectious anemia (EIA) that was rapidly contained by veterinarians and the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (read... Read More


Reducing the Risks of Infection in Veterinary Practices: Recent Lessons Learned with EIA

November 01, 2008


The subject of infection control has been high profile recently with numerous teaching hospital closures, racetrack and other facility quarantines, newly developed AAEP infection control... Read More


France Reports EIA Cases

August 04, 2008

Three horses have been euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in connection with an ongoing investigation into cases in the Ardèche department, an area in south-central France. The cases and control measures were... Read More


Mule Infected with EIA Reported in Ohio

July 25, 2008

A mule in Central Ohio was recently euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA), according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The Pickaway County farm has been quarantined for 60 days in accordance with Ohio law... Read More


WSU Researchers Awarded $1.4 Million to Study Equine Infectious Anemia

July 03, 2008

Faculty members at Washington State University have been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the equine infectious anemia (EIA) virus in horses. The grant was awarded to Susan Carpenter, PhD, a... Read More


Indiana Horse Owners Warned of Infectious Anemia Risk

May 29, 2008

Horse owners and veterinarians are being asked to watch their animals closely for any unusual clinical signs, in light of a cluster of recent positive cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA).

According to Tim Bartlett, DVM, director of... Read More


Kentucky's EIA Surveillance in 2007

April 09, 2008

During the 2007 calendar year, 128,912 serum samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Kentucky. Private testing accounted for 111,607 samples. These samples were collected and tested to comply with state regulations governing th... Read More


EIA Case Discovered Near New Mexico Track

August 29, 2007

A group of about 100 horses at Ruidoso Downs Race Track in New Mexico has been tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) by the New Mexico state veterinarian's office after a horse stabled near the track's barn area tested positive for the virus... Read More


Texas: Water Everywhere Raises Risk of Livestock Disease

July 16, 2007

Rushing water, stagnant ponds, or even sudden dry stages after wet periods can lead to outbreaks of livestock disease. Mosquitoes and biting flies, capable of carrying and transmitting diseases, thrive in the damp weather. Prolonged... Read More


Flooded Plains States: Drying Out, Bracing for Mosquito-Borne Equine Diseases

July 12, 2007

The waters might be receding, but horse owners in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and other areas affected by recent flooding shouldn't drop their guard against flood-related problems just yet. Veterinary authorities say owners in the soggy states... Read More


Biologic and Therapeutic Options Discussed

July 11, 2007

The Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Forum at the 2006 AAEP Convention was facilitated by Craig Barnett, DVM, Intervet Senior Equine Technical Services Specialist, and co-facilitator Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Peterson & Smith... Read More


Michigan Horse Traders Charged with Breaking EIA Quarantine

July 06, 2007

A man was charged with transporting a horse off his farm while an EIA quarantine order was in effect.... Read More


EIA Discovered in Southern France

June 29, 2007

Two horses have been euthanatized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Ardèche, a department in the Rhône-Alps region of southern France, according to an announcement made by the French Minister of Agriculture... Read More


Ireland Lifts Final EIA Movement Restrictions

April 02, 2007

Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Food on March 21 lifted all movement restrictions still in place due to the outbreak of equine infectious anemia (EIA) that started last summer and claimed 28 horses. The last case was confirmed... Read More


More Convention Health Reports

March 23, 2007

A summary of the Western performance horse forum from the 2006 AAEP Convention hosted in San Antonio, Texas. ... Read More


Researchers: The Stigma of EIA is Misplaced

March 04, 2007

Equine infectious anemia (EIA), also known as swamp fever, is a viral infection/disease of equids that has been largely controlled in the United States through application of Coggins testing since the early 1970s. In many areas of the country,... Read More


Equine Infectious Anemia Testing and Risk

March 01, 2007

Despite the fact that infection with equine infectious anemia (EIA) virus is found in fewer and fewer horses every year, U.S. horse owners continue to pay in excess of $50 million annually for required testing (Coggins tests). In 2006, the USDA... Read More


Control of EIA Should Take New Directions

February 27, 2007

Horse owners in the United States pay over $50 million each year to test for equine infectious anemia (EIA). What return are they getting for their money? How concerned should they be about EIA? This article attempts to put EIA in a contemporary... Read More


EIA: Transmissible Through the Air?

January 03, 2007

Some authorities are postulating that EIA might be transmissible through the air in exceptional circumstances.... Read More


NAHMS Study Ranks EIA Awareness and Testing Rates

December 08, 2006

Horse owners' familiarity with equine infectious anemia (EIA) varies greatly by where they live, the size of their operation, and how they used their horses, according to the National Animal Health Monitoring System's (NAHMS) Equine 2005... Read More


Irish Officials Confirm 27th EIA Case

November 18, 2006

On Nov. 16, officials with Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Food confirmed the 27th case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) since the outbreak began in mid-June.

This latest case was confirmed following analysis of a blood sample take... Read More


Irish Officials Confirm 26th EIA Case

October 30, 2006

The Department of Agriculture and Food has confirmed the 26th case of equine infectious anemia in Ireland in horse from a farm in County Meath. The premises in question has been placed under restriction.

The case was confirmed by the... Read More


EIA Not Spread in Virginia

October 01, 2006

After two horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) on June 28 in Pulaski County, Va., 19 other horses within a one-mile radius were tested and confirmed negative for the disease, according to Elaine Lidholm, director of... Read More