Racecourse under quarantine after EIA detected
A racecourse in Cologne has been quarantined after Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) (Vetstream definition) was detected in at least one horse stabled there.
It could take up to 90 days for the quarantine, in which Arc favourite Danedream is caught, to be lifted.
UPDATE: EIA detected in the UK
Defra has confirmed at least one EIA case in Cornwall. EIA is extremely uncommon in the UK.
The premises on which the horse was kept has been quarantined and the affected horse has been humanely destroyed.
EIA is not thought to spread quickly as the flies which carry the disease rarely fly more than 200m to feed. However any signs of EIA in the area should be reported immediately.
For more information visit Defra.