Texas animal health officials are monitoring horses at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds, in Del Rio, after a horse stabled there tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) earlier this month.
T.R. Lansford, DVM, the Region 5 Director for the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), told TheHorse.com that on June 10, the TAHC was notified that a horse stabled at the fairgrounds “for only a few days was test positive for EIA and piroplasmosis. A hold order was issued to the Val Verde Fairgrounds for all equines on June 11, 2013, at which time confirmatory samples of the suspect horse were obtained. Confirmatory positive results were received late on June 13. The positive horse was removed from the facility on June 14, and plans were made to conduct additional testing.
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