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Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Health Alert

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05 APR 2016
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EIA Control - it can be done. 
It is possible the Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is more likely to be detected in some areas as witnessed the information on positive tests Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) many of the areas that are potential hot spots are on the east slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta... <more>

15 MAR 2016
Saskatchewn Horse Federation: 
To help control the spread of equine infectious anemia (EIA) among the province’s horse population, members of the Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) have passed a motion requiring mandatory EIA testing of all horses attending SHF-sanctioned events, as of Jan. 1, 2017.. <more>


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

Alberta Veteriarian Medical Association

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Premises infected with EIA in Canada in

CFIA Links

    Other Resources

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 April 2016 17:32 )