Equine Infectious Anemia in Texas and Canada

A horse in Webb County, Texas, and multiple trace-back cases in Saskatchewan, Canada, were confirmed with equine infectious anemia (EIA) this year.

A horse in Webb County, Texas (above), and multiple trace-back cases in Saskatchewan, Canada, were confirmed with equine infectious anemia (EIA) this year. iStock

EIA in Texas

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed one case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in a Quarter Horse on a Webb County premises on February 23, 2021. The horse was euthanized. 

The premises has been quarantined and will not be released until TAHC’s requirements are met. TAHC staff are working closely with the owner and local veterinarian to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures.

EIA in Saskatchewan, Canada

The Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS) reported the following premises with EIA in the Municipality of Kinistino and Municipality of Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, during January, February or March, 2021:

  • 11 additional confirmed cases identified on a previously affected premises (A) in the rural municipality of Kinistino in January
  • 4 confirmed cases identified on a premises (B) in the rural municipality of Kinistino in February that was epidemiologically linked to premises (A)
  • 8 confirmed cases identified on premises (C) in the rural municipality of Kinistino in February that was epidemiologically linked to premises (A) and (B)
  • 1 confirmed case identified on a premises (D) in the rural municipality of Duck Lake in March that was epidemiologically linked to premises (A), (B) and (C)

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

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