Equine Infectious Anemia (swamp fever, EIA)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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