EDCC Confirms EIA in Pennsylvania

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Editor's note: The following is an alert from the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC). You can sign up for alerts at equinediseasecc.org.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on May 21, 2016, announced that an Order of Special Quarantine has been posted at an equine facility in Enon Valley, Lawrence County, after a horse on the premises tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) at the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, with confirmation from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory May 21.

There are 34 other equine animals (horses, miniature horses, and miniature donkeys) on this premises that are under quarantine. The horse has been stabled at the farm for the past three years.

The Department is investigating the positive horse’s movement history and any other potentially exposed horses. These animals will remain under quarantined for at least 60 days. The quarantine can be lifted after the remaining animals are determined not to be infected. Horse owners with concerns may contact the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services at 717-772-2852.