Quarter Horses Running In Unsanctioned Races At Higher Risk For EIA

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has reported that Quarter horses that run in unsanctioned races are at a significantly higher risk of spreading equine infection anemia (EIA) than their non-racing and different breed counterparts. EIA is a viral disease that has no vaccine and no cure. EIA infection is determined through a Coggins […]

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Application For Texas Race Withdrawn Amid EIA Outbreak

Jose Manuel Rico has withdrawn his application for a mass gathering permit to hold a horse race in Scurry, Texas, on July 21. The location of the proposed race was just 1.5 miles from a facility that is under quarantine from an equine infectious anemia (EIA) outbreak. Earlier in July, the Texas Animal Health Commission […]

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Positive Diagnosis Of Equine Infectious Anemia In Idaho

A horse in Treasure Valley, Idaho, has been diagnosed with Equine infectious anemia (EIA), reports the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). The horse had recently been transported from Washington state to Canyon County. EIA is typically spread between horses through biting insects like mosquitoes, but needles and other equipment contaminated by the blood of […]

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Spring Strategies For Equine Wellness

Most horses begin “spring training” with a visit from their veterinarian. These trips generally involve spring vaccinations, dental exams and the completion of a Coggins test and a health certificate. The vet will also give the horse a thorough once over, evaluating the horse’s general body condition and health, as well as soundness. Many horses […]

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Positive EIA In Georgia, Two Horses Euthanized

According to the Equine Disease Communication Center, the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed two positive cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in Quarter Horses at a Fayette County facility. The affected horses were humanely euthanized. The remainder of the horses at the facility are under quarantine pending follow up testing […]

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KY State Vet Office Offers Updates On Equine Disease Events

The following message was distributed to Kentucky Equine Industry Groups from the Kentucky’s Office of the State Veterinarian on February 18 to update them on various disease events occurring in other states that may impact equines in Kentucky. The message is authored by equine operations consultant E.S. “Rusty” Ford with Kentucky’s Office of the State Veterinarian. […]

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Report: Barn Under Quarantine At Gulfstream After Horse Tests Positive for Equine Infectious Anemia

The Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch tweeted Thursday morning that Barn 3 at Gulfstream Park has been placed under quarantine after a horse there tested positive for equine infectious anemia, commonly known as “swamp fever.” Welsch indicated the other horses in the barn had tested negative but will not be permitted to train at the […]

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Final Wyoming EIA Quarantine Released

The following information is from the Equine Disease Communication Center.   The Wyoming Livestock Board has lifted a 60-day quarantine for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) on 61 equines on 12 premises in eight counties. This massive quarantine was the result of the infection of a single horse with EIA. The horse, which was purchased from an unidentified […]

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Holds On Premises And Horses Remain In Colorado EIA Case

The following information is from the Equine Disease Communication Center.   The Colorado State Veterinarian’s office has reported that the one Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) case in Colorado is the only confirmed case. The case of EIA was reported in Weld County, and the premise is now under quarantine. Two other associated premises are under hold […]

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