Equine Infectious Anemia at a Training Facility in California

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) was confirmed in a Quarter Horse mare at a training facility in Riverside County, California.

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) was confirmed in a Quarter Horse mare at a training facility in Riverside County, California. iStock

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) confirmed a positive case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) at a training facility in Riverside County. 

The positive horse was a 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare. She was confirmed positive on February 17. 

The mare had a previous racing history and was detected during routine testing for returning to the track. Sixty-two (62) exposed horses on the home premises have been quarantined and are awaiting test results. 

CDFA will continue to conduct epidemiological tracing to determine if any additional horses were exposed. 

For more information about EIA check out this page from the CDFA.

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

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