In early May 2021, the Tennessee State Veterinarian confirmed two cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) at a stable in Shelby County.
In late May, the Tennessee State Veterinarian reported three additional cases of EIA at a Shelby County stable. In this most recent report, 11 horses were exposed.
Canadian EIA Confirmed
On May 24, positive equine infectious anemia results were confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in Watson Lake, Yukon. The horse had been tested by an accredited veterinarian at the owner’s request to comply with a facility pre-entry requirement. A CFIA investigation is underway and as per program policy, movement controls were placed on the infected animal and its on-premises contacts. Initial reports indicate there are other equines on the affected premises. Movement controls will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing and ordering the destruction of confirmed cases. Trace-out activities might require the CFIA to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current policy.
For more information on EIA read this Fact Sheet.
Information for these reports were provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.