equine infectious anemia

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equine infectious anemia

n.
A viral disease in horses marked by progressive anemia, a staggering gait, and fever.

e·quine in·fec·tious a·ne·mi·a

(ē'kwīn in-fek'shŭs ă-nē'mē-ă)
A worldwide disease of horses and other equids, caused by equine infectious anemia virus marked by general debility, remittent fever, staggering gait, progressive anemia, and loss of flesh; it is transmitted by bloodsucking insects and by contact, oral infection, or the use of unsterilized syringes and needles.
Synonym(s): swamp fever (1) .
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It is the least severe of all three types, and many people may not realize that the horse has contracted the virus until a Coggins test is performed.
More specifically, they should not transport their horses without proof of a negative Coggins test. A negative result ensures that a horse does not have equine infectious anemia, a serious, often fatal viral disease for which there is no cure.
For horses traveling, the owner or person transporting the horse needs to have on hand a certificate showing a negative Coggins test within the previous 12 months.
The only things I require a vet for are rabies vaccinations and Coggins test, which are done annually.
Dillon added: "Once the 90 days are up for horses clear of the Coggins Test, it's my understanding that the Department of Agriculture will lift restrictions on them."
More horses are being moved around the country during racing, breeding, sale and show season, and owners need to pay close attention to health regulations, especially when it comes to keeping a current Coggins test.
FOLLOWING the recent outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA), or swamp fever, in Ireland, all horses entered in the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales, whether from Ireland, Britain or elsewhere, must have a negative Coggins test to be eligible.
THE Animal Health Trust in Newmarket has geared up to receive the large number of samples likely to be generated by horses requiring a negative Coggins test as a result of the recent outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia (swamp fever) in Ireland.
The test, called a Coggins test, can be performed at the Irish Equine Centre.
DBS will require all horses arriving on its grounds to be accompanied by a negative Coggins test, certifying that they have tested for the disease, which is also known as swamp fever.
Tattersalls and Goffs agreed at a meeting held with other industry and government representatives in Ireland last week to require all horses entered in their sales to provide evidence of a negative test for EIA, known as a Coggins test. Doncaster Bloodstock Sales managing director Henry Beeby also said last night that DBS would require a negative Coggins test, beginning with its August Sales, set for August 8 to 10.
A blood test called a Coggins test is used to identify the disease, and the Department of Agriculture and Food is recommending that stud owners or managers have their horses tested.