Equine infectious anaemia in Northumberland

Animal Health is currently carrying out an investigation at premises in Northumberland following positive laboratory results for equine infectious anaemia in a routine post import test from a group of imported horses.

The premise is under restriction and a full investigation is underway. Horse owners/keepers should remain vigilant for any signs of disease

Clinical signs include
Unexplained high fever ( 106F/ 41.1C)
Not eating
Lethargy / Anaemia
Bleeding
Swellings
EIA is transmitted between horses by transfer of blood usually by biting insects.

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