Equine Infectious Anemia (swamp fever, EIA)

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EIA Awareness Spreads

January 01, 2001

Show officials around the country have been cracking down on enforcement of having negative Coggins tests with horses. For example, two trailerloads of entries into a Mobile, Ala., horse show made the news in February when they were rejected for no... Read More

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Four States Usher in Equine Passports

January 06, 2000

State livestock health officials in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi have forged a reciprocal livestock health agreement, making it easier for equine enthusiasts to travel between and within these states with their horses. On Jan.... Read More

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In Pennsylvania 22 Horses Destroyed Due to EIA

January 01, 2000

The total number of horses which have tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in northeastern Pennsylvania has risen to 23. Twenty-two of the horses have been destroyed, and three remain under quarantine. Another horse tested positive... Read More

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EIA Positives At 21 in Pennsylvania

November 05, 1999

According to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), as of Nov. 2, a total of 21 equids have tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Wayne County since Sept. 18. Eighteen of these have been destroyed;... Read More

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17 Pa. Horses Positive For EIA

October 22, 1999

Seventeen equines have tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia in Wayne County since Sept. 18, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA). Fourteen of the equines have been destroyed, and the other three are quarantined.... Read More

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New Zealand Declared EIA-Free

August 13, 1999

New Zealand has been declared free of equine infectious anemia after a recent mishap allowed an EIA positive horse into the country from Australia. On May 24 an EIA positive broodmare was imported to the Waikato region, North... Read More

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Don't Get Bucked Off By New Equine EIA Testing Law

August 13, 1999

Planning to sell Ol' Paint? After September 1, Texas law will require that equine, including horses, donkeys, mules, and asses, have a test for equine infectious anemia (EIA), (also known as "Coggins" or "Swamp Fever") within... Read More

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North Dakota Horse Owners Alerted Of EIA

July 02, 1999

Several recent, confirmed cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) are a warning to North Dakota horse owners to be aware of the possibility that their horses may have contacted the disease, says the state... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia In Alberta, Canada

June 25, 1999

Equine infectious anemia (EIA), a deadly equine virus carried by horseflies and mosquitoes, has forced veterinarians to destroy more than 120 horses in Alberta, Canada, this year, a federal agency says.

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Australian Snafu Allows Clearance Of EIA Mare

June 18, 1999

Australian quarantine officials are investigating how a sample-labeling mix-up threatened to bring New Zealand's horse industries to a halt less than two months before the scheduled arrival of shuttle stallions from North... Read More

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Kentucky EIA Surveillance- 1998

May 07, 1999

During 1998 a total of 88,149 samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Kentucky. Private testing accounted for 73,590 samples that were submitted to comply with state regulations regarding the sale and exhibition of equines in... Read More

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False EIA-Positive Mustang Foals Go Up For Adoption

April 02, 1999

Twelve Mustang foals will be among horses offered for adoption at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adoption in Stillwater, Okla., April 10. Ten gentled and halter-trained geldings, 12 untrained mares, and four gentled jack... Read More

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Update: Clean Bill Of Health For EIA-Positive Mustang Foals

February 26, 1999

Eleven Mustang foals taken to Oklahoma State University last summer when they tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) now have tested negative. A temporary restraining order filed by the International Society for... Read More

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EIA Positive Horses Detected In Florida

February 26, 1999

Five horses located west of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., have tested positive for equine infectious anemia, an infectious disease that can be fatal. All five horses which tested positive for EIA antibodies came from a single premise (farm) that house... Read More

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EIA Reservoir Implications

October 23, 1998

Charles Issel, DVM, PhD, spoke about the implications of reservoirs of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) at a seminar hosted by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky. Issel began by stating... Read More

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EIA Positive Horses Found In Germany

October 23, 1998

Nine horses tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) antibodies in the Augsburg area of Bavaria, Germany, with one of the horses showing clinical signs of the disease, according to Dr. Hofherr of Germany's Ministry... Read More

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EIA Testing Of Wild Free-Roaming Horses

October 09, 1998

Every year, the majority of new cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) is found in the same states where EIA has been diagnosed with the highest frequency since testing was initiated in the early 1970s. Thus, an untested... Read More

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Stricter EIA Requirements Possible For North Carolina

September 25, 1998

According to M. A. Mixson, DVM, of North Carolina's State Veterinarian's office, stricter requirements concerning the testing for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is pending approval by the state's General Assembly. The North... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia in Horses

August 01, 1998

Equine infectious anemia, commonly known as swamp fever, is a viral disease that attacks the horse's immune system. There are no cure and no vaccine for this viral infection, which is caused by a retrovirus closely related to the HIV virus in... Read More

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USDA Amends EIA Quarantine Regulations

June 12, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requiring that all horses classified as reactors for equine infectious anemia be quarantined at least 200 yards from healthy horses in livestock facilities under state or federal... Read More

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USDA Proposes To Amend Horse Quarantine Regulations

February 20, 1998

The USDA is proposing to require that all horses classified as reactors for equine infectious anemia (EIA) must be quarantined at all times at least 200 yards from healthy horses at livestock facilities under state or federal... Read More

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USAHA Infectious Diseases Committee Report On EIA

December 26, 1997

The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) Committee of Infectious Diseases of Horses was the first introduction of the new draft uniform methods and rules for equine infectious anemia (EIA). Tim Cordes, DVM, Senior Staff Veterinarian,... Read More

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American Horse Council: Watchdog In Washington

July 01, 1996

There are an estimated six million equines in the United States. In some states, the horse industry is a multi-billion-dollar business, contributing substantially to the state and local tax base, as well as providing employment, entertainment,... Read More