EIA Confirmed in California Mare

An aged mare in Madera County, California, tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA), the first confirmed case of EIA in California since 2017.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture confirmed that a 24-year-old Paint mare tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA iStock

The California Department of Food and Agriculture confirmed that a 24-year-old Paint mare tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA).

The mare had been tested to travel out of state, and she was euthanized on January 24 after infection was confirmed. There are no exposed horses on the mare’s home premise. An epidemiological investigation is ongoing to determine if any horses were exposed.

This is the first confirmed case of EIA in California since 2017.

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

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