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Equine infectious anaemia

Last Modified: Fri, 25 May 2018 12:28:40 IST
Disease name Equine infectious anaemia
Animal Health Law Category if applicable E, D
Species affected Equidae
Definition 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
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/50/made/en/print?q=SI+50+2016&=&=
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/fr/Health_standards/tahm/2.05.07_EQ_INF.pdf
Publications