05 May 2016 - Swamp fever strikes again ... Horse wrangler Tricia Kroeker’s stable has been devastated. On April 27, 11 of her 17 horses were euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia – commonly known as swamp fever. Kroeker lives in Green Lake, but keeps her horses pastured in the St. Cyr Hills district. She said her horses didn’t show signs of the virus, adding she was surprised to learn so many of them contracted it... <more>
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
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
- Federally Reportable Diseases for Terrestrial Animals in Canada
- What to expect if your animals are infected
- Animal Health Compensation - What to expect when an animal is ordered destroyed
Alberta Veteriarian Medical Association
- Understanding Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)
- Biosecurity in Practice - Planning
- Minimizing the Risk of EIA
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- Serologically silent, occult equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV) infections in horses
- Examining the stable door after the horse has bolted: Why is EIA such a challenge?
- Equine infectious anaemia in Europe: Time to re-examine the efficacy of monitoring and control protocols?
- Equine infectious anaemia and mechanical transmission: man and the wee beasties
- Equine Infectious Anemia in 2014: Live with It or Eradicate It?
- Worms & Germs Blog, promoting safe pet ownership - Equine Infectious Anemia: New info sheet
- Equine Infectious Anemia and the Coggins Test
- Fight Against Equine Infectious Disease Helped by Equine Foundation of Canada • Equine Guelph