Last month we reported about the outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia in the Vars region of France – see here.
Sadly, 11 horses who tested positive to EIA have now been euthanased. Read report here.
Another 3 horses this week have tested positive and will have to be euthanased, bringing the total to 14 horses.
The virus that causes equine infectious anemia is transmitted by biting insects such as horse flies, mosquitoes and biting lice. Contaminated hypodermic needles and surgical instruments can also spread the disease. Prolonged contact of a healthy horse with an infected animal usually results in infection of the exposed animal. Read more here.