Last swamp fever tests on Wiltshire yard next week

  • Fifty-one horses on a yard in Wiltshire will have final tests for equine infectious anaemia (EIA or swamp fever) on 28 April.

    Movement restrictions have been in place on the yard since January, when two horses imported from Romania before Christmas were found to have the disease.

    A Defra spokesman confirmed to H&H that restrictions will be lifted if the tests are negative, adding: “We would typically expect results a couple of days after testing.”

    This article was first published in Horse & Hound (22 April, ’10)

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