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Equine infectious anaemia - EIA Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Kenneth Marcella, Prof Derek Knottenbelt

Equine infectious anaemia (EIA) is a disease of horses, mules and donkeys. Also called swamp fever, this disease has been present since the early 1800s, and has been reported worldwide. It remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in endemic areas to this day and the disease carries significant economic considerations.

What causes the disease?

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How is the disease transmitted?

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