Archive for December 4, 2017
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a noncontagious, infectious disease that can affect horses and other species of Equidae (like zebras and donkeys). If you’ve never heard of the disease before, finding out that a horse you own or watch after has been diagnosed with it can definitely be alarming. The disease is caused by an RNA virus that can cause either a acute, subacute, or chronic infection. Unfortunately, the disease can be fatal. In fact, when horses are exposed to EIA, they can develop sever symptoms and die in as short as 2-3 weeks time.
If you want to learn more about this disease, how it spreads, and treatment options, read on.
How is EIA transmitted?
Generally, EIA is transmitted between horses through blood-feeding insects like mosquitoes. The virus is found hidden in
If you’ve recently taken your pet to the vet and had the doctor tell you that your pet has heartworm disease, you might be wondering what steps you need to take. Before you make any decisions, you want to know all the basics about heartworm disease. How does my pet get them? How can I prevent them from getting it again? What is the correct treatment for heartworm disease? While heartworm disease is a serious illness, the good news is that there is a treatment that is effective and can save your pet’s health. Be sure to get your pet to veterinary laboratory services in order to ensure their health before the disease spreads and becomes more serious.
What is heartworm disease?
Heartworm disease is caused by foot-long worms called heartworms that live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of pe