Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) affects Equidae and is caused by an equid-specific lentivirus in the retrovirus family, equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV).  Although the majority of persistent infections appear to result in minimal clinical signs, EIA may be seen in epizootic form with high morbidity and mortality.

The Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Lab (RMRAHL) is the state laboratory with the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  RMRAHL runs ELISA and AGID EIA testing and has a newly developed EIA Mobile Application for submitting Coggins tests. Visit the RMRAHL website to learn more. 

Resources

The Center for Food Security & Public Health (CFSPH): Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease

The Cattle Site: Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease

OIE Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) Fact Sheet

Press Releases

2012 Colorado EHD Update