Approximately 2 million people in the United States own a horse. One of the most serious conditions that can befall any horse is the equine infectious anemia virus. Here is everything that you need to know to understand EIA and what it means for a horse, as well as why an equine infectious anemia virus antibody test kit and available contract laboratory services make sense.
Who Gets EIA?
Equine infectious anemia is an infectious disease that can be contracted by horses and related animals such as mules and donkeys. For reasons that are debated, EIA is more common amongst horses than mules and donkeys. It is unknown whether this is due to something about the physiology of horses or has more to do with the preference of those insects that spread the disease as well as population numbers. Most worryingly, perhaps, is that the vast majority of horses with EIA are inapparent carriers. This means that they show no clinical abnormalities and it may not be known that they even have t (more…)