Equine Infectious Anemia. Andrea Jensen & Emily French. Discovery History . Horsey AIDS?… NOT. Lentiviruses. Retrovirus Family Single Strand (+) RNA virus Contains 2 copies Can infect non-dividing cells Contains regulatory proteins Latent or active viral states
What EIAV is and what it means for the horse.
But what are we doing about it?
AGID / Coggin’s
70% of horses that contract EIAV would
effectively manage the infection….
100% of horses who have a positive Coggin’s Test
will die as a result of the test.