Latest Equine infectious anemia Stories
WEST BOYLSTON, Mass., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- American Veterinary Medical Frontiers (AVMF) announces a breakthrough in the field of retroviral research with the confirmation of a successfully bred horse with natural immunity to the deadly Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIA). Dr. Robert J.
Equine Infectious Anemia, also called swamp fever, transmitted by bloodsucking insects infects horses and is cause by a retrovirus. It is endemic in the Americas, parts of Europe, the Middle and Far East, Russia, and South Africa. It is a lentivirus, similar to HIV. EIA can be transmitted through blood, saliva, milk, and bodily secretion. Normally transmission comes from biting flies like the horse-fly and deer-fly. Along with biting animals the disease can be transmitted through...
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