EIA Confirmed in Three Texas Counties

Two Wilson County Quarter Horses, two Kaufman County Quarter Horses, and one Dallas County Quarter Horse have all tested positive for EIA.

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A Coggins test screens horses’ blood for antibodies that are indicative of the presence of EIA. | Photo: Alexandra Beckstett/The Horse

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported June 13 that five horses from three Texas counties have tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA).

Affected horses include:

  • Two Wilson County Quarter Horses;
  • Two Kaufman County Quarter Horses; and
  • One Dallas County Quarter Horse.

“The Wilson and Dallas county horses have been euthanized, all exposed horses are being tested, and all premises will remain under quarantine until requirements for release have been met,” the EDCC said. “The Kaufman County horses are currently being maintained on the quarantined premises and the premises will remain under quarantine until requirements for release have been met

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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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