Posted by Trina on Oct 18, 2010 in Disease, Welfare | 0 comments
Equine Infectious Anaemia, otherwise known as Swamp Fever, is sadly back in the news again with confirmed cases in France and the UK.
Within the past month in France, 2 horses have been destroyed following positive tests – one in Sarthe and the other in the Gironde, whilst another 44 are being treated as susceptible.
Last night Radio 5′s 5 live investigates program aired a report on EIA...
Posted by Jenny on Jun 25, 2010 in Disease | 0 comments
One of our ERF supporters had been unlucky enough to fall within the 2km radius for quarantining and compulsory testing for EIA, after two positive cases of the disease were identified locally. She was obviously very worried about her horses when she discovered that the disease is considered ‘notifiable’ under EU regs, and that any animal found to be positive is...
Posted by Jenny on Apr 3, 2010 in Disease | 0 comments
Two more cases of EIA have been found (30th of March this year) in Prigonrieux, in the DORDOGNE.
The outbreak in Prigonrieux is epidemiologically linked to the index outbreak (outbreak in Montcaret) since the infected horse in the index outbreak came from the outbreak in Prigonrieux.
The two horses have been removed from the premises, and will be euthanased. The remaining 19 horses will be...
Posted by Jenny on Mar 10, 2010 in General News, Horses | 0 comments
One horse has tested positive, and 28 horses were Coggins tested on the 8th March for EIA in MONTCARET, DORDOGNE. The horses have been under surveillance since the 25th of February 2010.
This is a very serious notifiable disease with any positive horses facing compulsory slaughter. The symptoms are listed HERE, the second disease on the list.
There is no current indication where the disease may...
Posted by Kathryn on Jan 20, 2010 in General News | 0 comments
It was only a matter of time before EIA worked its way into the UK…
And now it has, via 2 horses imported in from Romania via Belgium on 22nd December. Defra has confirmed that these horses will be destroyed after testing positive during random post-import testing. 50 more equines at the same yard, reportedly a dealer who regularly imports equine under the guise of for ‘breeding...