Equine Infectious Anemia (swamp fever, EIA)

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March 23, 2007

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Nineteen Virginia Horses Confirmed Negative for EIA

August 07, 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, according to Elaine Lidholm, director of communications for the... Read More

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Authorities Find Equine Infectious Anemia in Ireland

August 01, 2006

Three horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) at two Thoroughbred stud farms in County Meath, Ireland. It is suspected the disease was introduced through the use of infected blood products. This is the first time the disease had... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Ireland

June 19, 2006

Agriculture authorities have confirmed Ireland's first recorded cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA). Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Food announced Thursday (June 15) that the disease was detected in a "small number of horses" in the... Read More

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Electronic EIA System Approved for Exports

May 30, 2006

GlobalVetLink L.C., an Internet-based business designed to allow animal health authorities to track and regulate animal movement nationally, has developed technology now recognized by the USDA for international shipments of... Read More

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Kentucky's EIA and West Nile Surveillance Program

April 14, 2006

During 2005, a total of 121,813 samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA). For the first time since regulatory testing was initiated in the 1970s, no positive animals were identified (Figure 1). Private testing accounted for 101,650... Read More

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EIA-Positive Horse Auctioned Off in Two States

September 01, 2005

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) was confirmed July 13 in a Pennsylvania horse, said Bruce Schmucker, VMD, of the state's Department of Agriculture. The horse hasn't shown any clinical signs of EIA and passed through an auction in Meadville, Pa.,... Read More

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EIA-Positive Horse in Pennsylvania

July 15, 2005

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) was confirmed July 13 in a Pennsylvania horse, said Bruce Schmucker, VMD, of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The horse is not showing any clinical signs of the disease and passed through Meadville... Read More

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Officials Call Off Delhi Polo Season Due to EIA

February 09, 2005

The Delhi, India, polo season has been cancelled after two ponies were diagnosed as carrying equine infectious anemia (EIA), according to a Feb. 7 report from New Delhi Television Ltd. (NDTV.com).... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia: Symptoms and Control

February 01, 2005

EIA is characterized by fever, anemia, jaundice, depression, edema, and chronic weight loss.... Read More

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Plaintiff Would Cooperate in Saddlebred's Exhumation

December 01, 2004

The owner of the ranch near Versailles, Ky., where an American Saddlebred was buried after brutal attacks led to his eventual euthanasia, has expressed in court documents that she would cooperate with requests for exhuming the horse's body if it... Read More