13 EIA-Positive Quarter Horses in Texas Euthanized

Horses in Parker, Crane and Johnson Counties in Texas were confirmed positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) and euthanized.

Horses in Parker, Crane and Johnson Counties in Texas were confirmed positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) and euthanized. iStock

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reported 13 positive equine infectious anemia (EIA) cases in Quarter Horses.

TAHC officials confirmed EIA in one Quarter Horse on a Parker County premises, seven Quarter Horses on a Crane County premises, and five Quarter Horses on a Johnson County premises in June. 

The premises have all been quarantined and will not be released until TAHC’s requirements are met. TAHC staff are working closely with the owners and local veterinarians to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures.

All of the EIA-positive horses were euthanized.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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