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Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Health Alert

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29 SEPT 2018 - Two positive case of equine infectious anemia confirmed in Alberta

More details on EIA may be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website

What is EIA? 

Equine infectious anemia (EIA), also known as “swamp fever,” is a viral disease of horses and other equids (i.e. donkeys, mules, and zebras) that causes recurrent episodes of fever, lethargy and destruction of red blood cells (anemia) and platelets (thrombocytopenia).. (more)

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

Alberta Veteriarian Medical Association 

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    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 October 2018 08:01 )