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    Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)

    • Equine Infectious Anemia brochure PDF icon Equine infectious anemia (EIA) is a viral disease that causes anemia, intermittent fever, and severe weight loss. Equidae, e.g., horses, ponies, mules, zebras, and donkeys, are the only animals known to be affected by the virus.

    • Do I Need to Have My Horse Tested for Equine Infectious Anemia? Not sure if your horse/mule/donkey needs to be tested for EIA? Read on.


    General EIA Info

    • 2007 Michigan EIA Map PDF icon 2007 EIA Cases in Michigan

    • 2008 Michigan EIA Map PDF icon 2008 EIA Cases in Michigan

    • 2005 Michigan EIA Map PDF icon 2005 EIA Cases in Michigan

    • 2012 Michigan EIA Map PDF icon 2012 EIA Cases in Michigan

    • National EIA Cases by Year National EIA Cases by Year

    • What is EIA? Equine infectious anemia (EIA) is a disease caused by a virus that produces anemia, intermittent fever, and severe weight loss. Equidae (e.g., horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys) are the only known animals affected by the virus. Prepared by the Michigan Department of Agriculture

    • What are the signs of EIA? The initial signs of EIA

    • How is EIA transmitted? EIA is transmitted by the exchange of certain bodily fluids usually through horseflies, stable flies, and deer flies carrying infected blood.

    • How can I prevent EIA? Although there is no vaccine to help prevent infection from the EIA virus, owners can reduce the risk of exposure to their animals by following certain guidelines.

    • What happens if my animal tests positive?

    • How does one detect and treat the EIA virus? Information on the test commonly used to detect the EIA virus.




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