What is EIA in Horses?

Dr. Angela Pelzel-McCluskey gives an overview of equine infectious anemia, a deadly disease in horses, and explains why it’s important to prevent its spread.
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What is EIA in Horses?
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Dr. Angela Pelzel-McCluskey gives an overview of equine infectious anemia, a deadly disease in horses, and explains why it’s important to prevent its spread.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live Q&A, “EIA, Coggins Tests, and Protecting your Horse.” Listen to the full recording here.

Dr. Angela Pelzel-McCluskey gives an overview of equine infectious anemia, a deadly disease in horses, and explains why it’s important to prevent its spread.3/22/2019 13:07

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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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