Equine Infectious Anemia in Three Texas Counties

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) was confirmed in Harris, Ector and Johnson Counties in Texas.

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) was confirmed in Harris, Ector and Johnson Counties in Texas. iStock

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has confirmed positive equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Harris, Ector and Johnson Counties. 

Two Quarter Horses were confirmed positive for EIA in Harris County. Both horses have been euthanized.

One Quarter Horse was confirmed positive for EIA in Ector County. That horse is affected and alive.

One Quarter Horse was confirmed positive for EIA in Johnson County and has been euthanized.

All premises are quarantined and will be released when TAHC’s requirements are met. TAHC staff are working closely with the owners and local veterinarians to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures. 

For more about EIA read this AAEP Fact Sheet.

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

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