Multiple EIA Cases in Texas Horses

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) has been diagnosed in horses from McLennan, Wilson, and Ector Counties in Texas.

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) has been diagnosed in horses from McLennan, Wilson and Ector Counties in Texas. iStockPhotos.com

On July 13, 2018, Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials reported equine infectious anemia (EIA) in one McLennan County Quarter Horse. Since that time, two additional horses from the quarantined premises have been confirmed positive for EIA. 

On June 13, TAHC reported EIA in two Wilson County Quarter horses on one premises. Since that time, one additional horse from the quarantined premises has been confirmed positive for EIA. 

The positive horses have been euthanized. 

Lastly, TAHC officials confirmed EIA in one Ector County Quarter Horse.

The premises in McLennan, Wilson and Ector counties will remain under quarantine until requirements for release have been met. TAHC staff is working closely with owners and veterinarians to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures.

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