Friday, May 21, 2010

Two Horses Test Positive for EIA in Montana - Full Article

by: Tracy Gantz
May 14 2010, Article # 16356

Because two horses recently tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Montana, the Montana Department of Livestock's Animal Health Division has scheduled a May 17 meeting in Gallatin county to update local horse owners on the situation.

EIA, also called swamp fever, was reported in Gallatin county April 26 after a horse tested positive following a routine Coggins test.

"The horse was going to be traveling out of state, which is how the positive came up," said Tahnee Szymanski, DVM, a staff veterinarian for the Department of Livestock. "As a result of the positive test, two more horses on the premises were tested, and we found one other positive."

Fifty nearby horses were also tested...

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