infectious anaemia virus, equinemedical dictionary

A species of lentivirus, subgenus equine lentiviruses (lentiviruses, equine), causing acute and chronic infection in horses. It is transmitted mechanically by biting flies, mosquitoes, and midges, and iatrogenically through unsterilised equipment. Chronic infection often consists of acute episodes with remissions.

American spelling: infectious anemia virus, equine

(12 Dec 1998)