FAQ - Equine Infectious Anemia
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how does equine infectious anemia (swamp fever) get transfered from one horse to another?

I know the equine infectious anemia virus is a cousin to the HIV virus in humans. I also know it gets transfered through the blood by biting insects and by reused needles. Can it get transmitted through other body fluids such as through sexual intercourse? All it ever says on the sites is about the needles and biting insects.

You already know It can be transmitted by mechanical transfer of blood and by biting insects. .The DEFRA web site has A Code of practice for Equine anemia, it is quite interesting, and scary. It does not mention anything about infection during breeding apart from pregnant mares passing the virus through the placenta, or in the colostrum after foaling.
It can be spread from infected horses during bouts of fever that will occur if they have survived the initial infection. These horses will be carriers.
The virus can also survives in dried blood and dung.
All horsed that test positive for this disease in the UK will be slaughtered, and all horses that have had contact of any sort, will be kept in quarantine until they have 2 negative tests.  (+ info)

Is Equine Infectious Anemia contagious to humans? If so, how?

No. EIA does not affect humans, there is no risk of disease transmission from horses to humans.  (+ info)

pernicious anemia is it an infectious disease?

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ok so my bf's mom is really sick...her hands and legs are really numb (she can barely walk) and she has been out of breath and very tired all the time. she has lost her appitite and threw up 2 or more times. she went to the doc. and they said it may be anemia and she needs a blood transfusion. she seems like shes doing really bad and shes about to pass out at any moment. does anybody here have anemia..or something like this?? or kno anyone w/ anemia? is this really anemia...or something else?

I know someone who had really bad anemia and a blood transfusion worked like a miracle. It would be good for your mom to do this as soon as possible because anemia can damage her organs. Make sure that the doctors look for what the cause of the anemia is and try to fix it.
Good luck!  (+ info)


Could I still have anemia if I eat meat? I have meat maybe every day, or more. But then again, I don't eat ANY type of vegetable except corn, potatoes, and carrots. Basically, I don't eat anything green.

It was suggested that I have Anemia, so I'm just wondering.
thanks for the help!

Anemia is not only caused by not eating red meat... some forms are because our bodies can not use the iron we recieve.

It is something that should be checked by a blood test... go see a Dr and find out for sure...  (+ info)


i get dizzy alot.
i'm a vegetarian.
i eat paper alot.( i heard anemics have an appetite for non-edible things)
my heart beats faster than normal.
i'm really pale.
my hands and feet are always cold.
i shake alot.
under my tongue it's white( according to my father)
my nails are white.
i'm not usually active.
my bruises get BAD and stay for a while.
i'm 14 years old.
i do eat seafood..

my dad said i may be going towards anemia..
what should i do.

There are different types of Anemia but that's beside the point.

You are clearly concerned about proper nutrition so you should see your doctor and they may do some tests. Humans are natural carnivores and we have human canine teeth to prove it. Useful for eating meat but I wont gross you out.

The highest amounts of protein, which our bodies badly need, are found in meat or poultry - beef and chicken for example. It's possible to live your life as a vegetarian and be healthy but you have to actively monitor your diet and not just avoid meat.

Part of this sounds like your dad is trying to get you to eat better using a scare tactic. Even if he isn't, you really need to make sure that if you want to be a vegetarian that you ensure your body is getting all the vitamins and minerals it needs.  (+ info)

What is the difference between infectious and non-infectious diseases?

What is the difference between them and what do they mean other than one being infectious and one not being infectious.

An infectious disease is a clinically evident disease of humans or animals that damages or injures the host so as to impair host function, and results from the presence and activity of one or more pathogenic microbial agents, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. Transmission of an infectious disease may occur through several pathways; including through contact with infected individuals, by water, food, airborne inhalation, or through vector-borne spread. The rest of the diseases can be classified as noninfectious diseases. Most of them are degenerative diseases such as diabetes, cancer, mental illness, etc.  (+ info)

What are the required high school classes to become an equine chiropractor?

I would like to get an idea on what classes I would need to be an equine chiropractor. I m starting high school next year and I don't want to get half way through high school without the right classes for an equine chiropractor. Is there required classes, if so what are they? I would love to hear from chiropractors all over, from people to dogs to horses.

most governments take a dim view of non-trained people faffing with animals. You could try becoming a vet  (+ info)

What is the difference between infectious and non infectious diseases?

What is the difference between infectious and non infectious diseases?

An infectious disease is communicable (contagious), and non-infectious diseases are harder to transfer.  (+ info)

What causes the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases?

What causes the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases?

-Thank you sooo much!

Many things cause the emergence/reemergence of infectious diseases: antimicrobial resistance, increasing global travel, globalization of the food supply, ecological and climate changes, people and wild animals living in closer proximity and human behavior to name a few.  (+ info)

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