Horses Being Tested For Equine Infectious Anemia

Posted at 5:48 AM, May 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 14:16:14-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee state veterinarian's office said officials are testing additional horses after four tested positive in West Tennessee for equine infectious anemia.

The four horses were stabled at three locations in Henderson County, and a second round of testing confirmed the results.

EIA is a viral disease most commonly transmitted by biting insects. The veterinarian's office said there is no vaccine or treatment.

State law requires a negative Coggins test for any horse that is transported from its home farm to any event or other location.

The state veterinarian's office said Tennessee usually has a few cases of EIA each year.

For more information, contact a local veterinarian or the state veterinarian's office at (615) 837-5120.

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