Equine Passport Legislation Update
Warning of EIA (Swamp Fever)
All should be aware that EIA (Swamp fever) has been confirmed in some polo ponies in Germany and Holland.
All the affected ponies have been euthanased, and restricted areas around the affected premises have been established by the competent authorities. EIA is transmitted through blood, most commonly via use of the same needle.
In UK, precautionary measures are being taken and any imports from Germany/Holland or with an Argentine connection should be kept separate from other equines and be tested for EIA. If clubs or members have any concerns they should consult or inform a MRCVS or the HPA as appropriate.