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Equine infectious anaemia

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:48 IST
Disease name
Equine infectious anaemia
Species affected
Equine infectious anaemia (EIA) is a persistent viral infection of equids. The causative agent, EIA virus (EIAV) is a lentivirus in the family Retroviridae, subfamily Orthoretrovirinae. EIA can be diagnosed on the basis of clinical signs, pathological lesions, serology and molecular methods. Infected horses remain viraemic carriers for life and, with very rare exceptions, yield a positive serological test result
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
NDCC & International Division
Sally Gaynor SSVI
Link to relevant external website