Equine Infectious Anemia

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) is a persistent viral infection caused by equine infectious anemia virus, a lentivirus. Once infected, horses are viremic carriers for life. Clinical signs can include fever, weakness, depression, weight loss, petechial hemorrhages, dependent edema and anemia. EIA can be transmitted by blood, saliva and semen, through most commonly transmitted through biting insects, such as deer flies, stables flies and mosquitoes.


Sample Type: Serum | Test Time: Approximately 20 minutes

ViraCHEK® EIA uses a highly purified recombinant antigen to quickly identify antibodies to equine infectious anemia (EIA) virus in infected equines without causing the nonspecific reactions commonly found in cultured antigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests.ViraCHEK EIA has been optimized to use serum specimens. Results can be obtained in approximately 20 minutes.