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From the monthly archives: January 2010

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'January 2010'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

The BEVA Trust Silent Auction is Underway

The BEVA Trust Silent Auction is Underway

CVO interviewed on Radio 4 concern over EIA found in the UK

Charlotte Smith:  First though, a serious horse disease has been found in two horses in Wiltshire.  There hasn’t been a case of equine infectious anaemia, or EIA, in the UK for more than thirty years. The two horses had been imported from Romania where the disease is endemic.  They’ve now been destroyed. Nigel Gibbens is the UK’s Chief Vet. Nigel Gibbens (Chief Vet):  It’s very serious, it’s a viral disease which there is no vaccine and no effective treatment.  It can affect horses in an acute form which causes recurring fever, anaemia, possibly swelling of the lower limbs, weight loss and death, or it can be more chronic and that can range from not showing signs to being unfit and being chronically unfit and it is very hard to diagnose unless the test is taken (break in transmission) so they always present a threat of further spread.  And it’s spread essentially by biting flies, but also potentially by other things used on animals such as needles or surgical equipment or so on, that could transmit disease fr ...

Equine Infectious Anaemia

Equine Infectious Anaemia