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Equine Health
Risk of equine infectious anaemia from horses imported in to Germany
  1. Jörn Gethmann,
  2. Vera Zilow,
  3. Franz J. Conraths and
  4. Carolina Probst
  1. Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Seestrasse 55, 16868 Wusterhausen, Germany
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FORTY-TWO outbreaks of equine infectious anaemia (EIA) were reported in Germany between 2008 and 2010. In the course of epidemiological investigations in the affected federal states (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia), at least 6079 horses were tested by ELISA and agar gel immunodiffusion test (AGIT) for antibodies to EIA virus. The investigations provided strong evidence …

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