Equine Infectious Anemia (swamp fever, EIA)


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


EIA in Germany

September 30, 2006

The Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health) has reported two outbreaks of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Germany. Horses and donkeys have been affected, and the source of the outbreaks or origin of... Read More


Control of EIA Virus Transmission

September 19, 2006

Once equine infectious anemia has been detected and confirmed in an index case through serologic tests, a series of procedures must be instituted with urgency to limit the spread of the infection to horses in close contact and limit the exposure to... Read More


Irish Officials Working to Control EIA Outbreak

September 13, 2006

Since equine infectious anemia (EIA) was first identified in Ireland in mid-June, animal health officials have been working to contain the outbreak that has now resulted in 21 confirmed cases and surveillance of around 1,000 horses.... Read More


Ireland Department of Agriculture Urges Vigilance in Minimizing EIA Risk

September 07, 2006

This is a Note to Industry/Private Veterinary Practices from the Ireland Department of Agriculture and Food, August 31, 2006:

The Department has now received confirmation of seventeen cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), th... Read More


EIA Outbreak Spreads to Northern Ireland

September 07, 2006

A foal in Londonderry County, Northern Ireland, was euthanatized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA), reported The Belfast Telegraph on Sept. 6.

The 12 other horses on the farm, including the foal's dam, are... Read More


Irish EIA Outbreak Leads to New British Testing Requirement

August 07, 2006

An outbreak of swamp fever - Equine Infectious Anaemia - in Ireland, with up to 18 horses reported to have been infected, appears to be in check but Britain has imposed controls from August 14 to try and stop the disease entering the... Read More