Tuesday, May 4, 2010

To update you on the latest situation on the Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) cases confirmed on premises in Wiltshire in January of this year, the final 90 day blood test results from these remaining horses have been received, confirming that all horses have tested negative for EIA.


The owner of the Infected Premises has now been informed of the negative results and restrictions have been lifted from the premises.


Please see the following link to the Defra website for further information: http://www.defra.gov.uk/foodfarm/farmanimal/diseases/atoz/eia/latest/index.htm


Defra continue to emphasize that horse owner/keepers should remain very vigilant for any signs of disease and consult their private vets and immediately notify any suspicion of EIA to their local Animal Health office, whilst continuing to maintain appropriate levels of bio-security.


More information on EIA and guidance on protection from vector attack is available via the Defra website.  http://www.defra.gov.uk/foodfarm/farmanimal/diseases/atoz/eia/index.htm


Please be aware of the need to report any suspicion EIA. As this is a notifiable disease, you are legally required to report signs of this disease to your local Animal Health Office.

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