Multiple EIA-Positive Horses Found in Tennessee

Four Quarter Horses at one premises were euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Tennessee.
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Rutherford Co TN

Four EIA-positive Quarter horses were euthanized in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has confirmed a positive equine infectious anemia (EIA) test on a racing Quarter Horse in Rutherford County, Tennessee, which was reported on January 10, 2019. 

One of the staff veterinarians from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture tested all of the horses on the farm, and three other Quarter Horses tested positive for EIA at Kord Lab. A second AGID test was conducted the following day. The three horses tested at Kord Lab were confirmed positive at NVSL. 

All four positive EIA horses have been euthanized. Iatrogenic transmission is suspected. The other six horses on the farm tested negative and were quarantined. They will be retested in March.

Information for this report came from the Equine Disease Communication Center

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