EIA in Tennessee: Four Horses Euthanized

Six other horses from the same Rutherford County farm tested negative but will remain quarantined until they are tested a second time.
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A Coggins test screens horses’ blood for antibodies that are indicative of the presence of EIA. | Photo: Erica Larson/The Horse

The Tennessee state veterinarian is advising horse owners of four cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in that state.

Staff at the C.E. Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory, in Nashville, tested blood samples and determined that four horses stabled at a farm in Rutherford County were EIA-positive. Those horses were euthanized.

Six other horses at the same farm tested negative but will remain quarantined until they are tested a second time

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