EIA, Coggins Tests, and Protecting Your Horse

Why are there so many equine infectious anemia cases in the news, and how can you protect your horse from this deadly disease?
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Why are there so many equine infectious anemia cases in the news, and how can you protect your horse from this deadly disease?

About the Expert:

Angela Pelzel-McCluskey

Dr. Angela Pelzel-McCluskeyAngela Pelzel-McCluskey, DVM, is the equine epidemiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Veterinary Services. She is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pelzel-McCluskey obtained her veterinary degree in 2001 from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She worked in equine private practice in both Texas and Colorado and has served as an epidemiologist with state and federal animal health agencies since 2004. Dr. Pelzel-McCluskey currently oversees the federal response to reportable equine disease outbreaks nationwide and has been the lead epidemiologist for more than 25 state, regional, and national disease outbreak responses during her combined state and federal service.

Why are there so many equine infectious anemia cases in the news, and how can you protect your horse from this deadly disease?2/21/2019 14:00

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Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, DVM, is the equine epidemiologist for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services. She is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pelzel-McCluskey obtained her veterinary degree in 2001 from Texas A&M University, in College Station. She worked in equine private practice in both Texas and Colorado and has served as an epidemiologist with state and federal animal health agencies since 2004. Pelzel-McCluskey currently oversees the federal response to reportable equine disease outbreaks nationwide and has been the lead epidemiologist for more than 25 state, regional, and national disease outbreak responses during her combined state and federal service.

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