Positive EIA Mule in North Carolina Euthanized

One mule was euthanized after a presumptive positive for EIA and other animals are under quarantine.

A mule was determined positive for EIA in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Google maps

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services notified the Equine Disease Communication Center on March 13 of one case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Transylvania County. The case was in a mule that was euthanized.

The mule displayed clinical signs and at necropsy had histopathological changes consistent with EIA. Additional blood from the animal was not available for testing for EIA, so out of an abundance of caution, the case is considered presumptive positive by animal regulatory health officials.

The remaining equids at the facility were tested and were negative for EIA and will be observed and retested in 60 days.

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