Seronegativity of equine infectious anemia in the east border of Turkey

Tutuncu M., Akkan H., Karaca M., Ceylan E., Berktas M., Agaoglu Z.

INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, vol.81, no.6, pp.614-615, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.614-615
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Equine infectious anemia (EIA), colloquially known as swamp fever, mountain fever, slow fever, equine malarial fever and Coggins disease, is a viral disease infecting all members of the Equidae including, horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys. (Sellon, 1993; Nakajima and Sugiura, 1994; Burki et al., 1992). Transmission of the virus requires direct blood transfusion, either by biting insects or other mechanical vectors such as contaminated needles. EIA usually is clinically diagnosed as a chronic disease with a high percentage of affected horses demonstrating weight loss, depression, dependent edema, and reduced haematocrit values, platelet counts, and haemoglobin. The majority of horses infected with EIA virus, however, appear to demonstrate none of the clinical abnormalities (Sellon, loc. cit.; Issel and Foil, 1984; Coggins, 1984).