EIA found in Indiana

June 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Well the Indiana board has issued an Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) alert. Here is the alert –>

Indiana board issues EIA alert to horse owners

 

Although Equine Infectious Anemia is a deadly disease, approximately 40% die within one month of contracting this disease, most become carriers of this incurable disease. The law mandates permanent quarantine or euthanasia of these “carriers”. Now I have a problem with this law.

 

The biggest problem I have with this law is that it has not been proven that a carrier of this disease can actually transmit the disease to other horses! That’s right we do not know after all these years if a horse that has survived EIA actually can cause disease in another horse. According to some research done by a group in Florida there is a 1 in 6 million chance that one infected horse could infect another horse.

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