Equine Infectious Anemia (swamp fever, EIA)


EIA 'Research Horse' Scheduled to be Euthanized

October 27, 2010

In a Sept. 20 press release from American Veterinary Medical Frontiers Inc. (AVMF), details regarding "Nora," a "healthy, well-cared-for, friendly horse," according to the press release that was bred by Robert J. Tashjian, V... Read More


Equine Infectious Anemia Detected in Second Horse in England

September 13, 2010

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) has been detected in a horse in Devon, England, after the owner requested a private vet to examine a sick horse, Defra confirmed Sept. 11.... Read More


Equine Infectious Anemia Detected in the U.K.

September 07, 2010

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) has been detected in a horse in Northumberland following importation from the Netherlands, the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed Sept. 7.... Read More


Florida Woman Charged for Failing to Report EIA-Positive Horses

September 03, 2010

A Florida woman faces a felony charge for failing to inform state agricultural authorities that a horse on her property tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). EIA is an infectious, potentially fatal viral disease transferred from horse-t... Read More


Equine Diseases Get a Closer Look

June 24, 2010

Federal officials are calling for more education, research, and cooperation when it comes to emerging equine diseases. During the June 22 American Horse Council National Issues Forum, a panel discussion on "Emerging Diseases: A ... Read More


Event Managers Urged to Notify Participants of Entry Requirements

June 16, 2010

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) recommends that event organizers notify all event participants in advance (via show bill, flier, etc.) that the law requires them to provide proof of a current negative Coggins test and Certificate of Veterinary... Read More


Two Horses Test Positive for EIA in Montana

May 14, 2010

Two horses recently tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Montana.... Read More


EIA Quarantine Lifted in England

May 06, 2010

The quarantine for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Wiltshire, England, has been lifted after three sets of tests showed horses free of the disease. The testing was required after two mares imported from Romania in December tested positive in ... Read More


Woman Fined for Forging Horse Health Documents

February 09, 2010

A Boscobel, Wisc., woman has been fined for selling horses without testing them for disease and forging documents claiming the tests had been done, the state veterinarian's office said.

In a plea bargain, Carol Swenson pleaded no... Read More


EIA Reported in Belgium

February 04, 2010

Animal health authorities have reported a case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Belgium. The positive horse was found during an investigation into two horses from Romania that recently tested positive for EIA in Great Britain after a stopov... Read More


Great Britain EIA: 50 Horses Exposed

January 21, 2010

Fifty horses were exposed to equine infectious anemia (EIA) at a stable in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. All horses on the infected premises appeared clinically normal but will be tested at 30-day intervals for up to 90 days. The two positive ma... Read More


EIA: British Horse Owners Advised Not to Panic

January 20, 2010

The British Horse Society is urging horse owners not to panic after two horses in Wiltshire, England, tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA), also called "swamp fever."

Equine infectious anemia is an untreatable... Read More


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