Kansas Department of Agriculture and Animal Health confirmed June 19 a horse in Stanton County, Kansas, has tested positive for equine infectious anemia, according to the Equine Disease Communication Center June 21.
The Kansas animal health commissioner was notified June 12 a 7-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in southwest Kansas had tested positive for EIA. This horse was retested by state animal health officials and confirmed positive by National Veterinary Services Laboratory June 19. The positive-testing horse will be euthanized. There were two other horses on the premises. Both tested negative and will remain under quarantine pending a 60 day retest. This appears to be an isolated case with no outside exposure.
For more information about EIA visit https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EIA_0.pdf.