Four EIA Cases in Texas Horses

Three EIA-positive horses were euthanized in Texas and one is alive and in quarantine.

EIA-positive horses were confirmed in Brazoria, Bastrop and Ellis Counties in Texas. iStock

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reported four confirmed cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA). Three of the four horses that tested positive have been euthanized.

Two EIA-positive horses were in Ellis County, one was in Brazoria County and one was in Bastrop County. All of the confirmed horses were listed as Quarter Horses.

The horse in Bastrop County is affected and alive.

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 information about EIA visit this page on AAEP.org.

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

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