16 horses are sacrificed at the Santiago Equestrian Club due to an outbreak of equine infectious anemia

16 horses are sacrificed at the Santiago Equestrian Club due to an outbreak of equine infectious anemia
16 horses are sacrificed at the Santiago Equestrian Club due to an outbreak of equine infectious anemia

This Monday’s day, Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) announced the sacrifice of 16 horses after confirming the existence of a equine infectious anemia outbreak (IEA) in the Santiago Equestrian Club.

As a result of this situation, the SAG called on all equine owners to Be alert for the following symptoms in their animals: fever, anemia and edema (swelling) in the extremities. And alert the authorities if this is the case.

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How is equine anemia transmitted?

The equine infectious anemia (AIE) is a retroviral disease highly contagious that affects only equids (horses, mares, donkeys and mules) and that There is no cure, vaccine, or treatment available.. It does not affect people or animals of other species.

This disease is transmitted between horses through insect bite vectors or by the use of any sharp object containing blood from an infected animal on a healthy animal.

Animals that do not die after being infected become carriers of the disease for life, which increases the risk of contagion for other horses. Therefore, health authorities must sacrifice them.

 
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