Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Two Texas Counties

Smith and Van Zandt Counties in Texas each had one confirmed case of EIA in March.

EIA was confirmed in Smith and Van Zandt Counties in Texas. iStockPhotos.com

On April 8, 2019, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed two cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA). There was one case each in Van Zandt and Smith Counties, where there are official quarantines now in place.

In March, TAHC officials confirmed EIA in one Van Zandt County Quarter Horse and one Smith County Quarter Horse. The positive horses were euthanized, and the premises will remain under quarantine until requirements for release have been met. TAHC staff are working closely with owners and veterinarians at both locations to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center. http://equinediseasecc.org/

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