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Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Health Alert

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CFIA Premises infected with equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Canada in 2014

EIA is an infectious and potentially fatal viral disease affecting the immune system of members of the Equidae family

With neither cure nor vaccine in existence, veterinarians and ­researchers must supervise the equine infectious anemia virus ­closely to avoid widespread disease.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) - Equine Infectious Anemia (swamp fever) is an infectious and potentially fatal viral disease affecting the immune system of members of the Equidae family, including horses, donkeys and mules. Most EIA-infected horses show no clinical signs of disease; however, they remain carriers of the virus for life and can be a source of infection for susceptible animals... [more]

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    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:57 )