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A Blood Test To Detect Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA)

Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) is an exotic viral disease that affects horses, mules and donkeys. It is caused by a lentivirus and is spread via biting insects

It does not commonly occur in Great Britain but it is present in other parts of the world. Details of the latest situation can be found on the EIA latest news page

Horses are most likely to become infected when travelling abroad to countries, or areas of countries, where the disease is endemic, or from the use of biological products infected with the EIA virus

EIA is often fatal to horses. If the affected animal recovers it remains a lifelong carrier of the disease and will thereby be infectious to other animals, therefore all infected animals must be humanely destroyed to control the spread of disease




Equestrian sport and activity is full of odd sounding terms and definitions which is why we decided to put together a comprehensive index of known equine terms, most are British , some are American and a few are specific to Europe


We hope you find our A-Z Index of Equestrian Terms useful
Feel free to add your own – use the comments box below


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  1. Equestrian sport and activity is full of odd sounding terms and definitions which is why we decided to put together a comprehensive index of known equine terms, most are British , some are American and a few are specific to Europe.
    we are currently on the letter "D" so a long way to go, if you feel some terms should be included or added to, please use the comments box and where applicable we will add your contributions to the index…

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