Wisconsin Horse Tests Positive for EIA

Wisconsin’s first cases of EIA in 15 years have been confirmed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). This notice follows the news earlier this month of Wisconsin’s first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Both DATCP and the UW have issued releases regarding these cases.

  • UW Release: Following news from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in early August that 2019’s first case of Eastern equine encephalitis was detected in Wisconsin, another horse in Wisconsin was diagnosed with a separate disease called equine infectious anemia. Two different equine diseases detected in Wisconsin in recent weeks … CONTINUE READING
  • DATCP Release: The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that a horse and a mule on the same premises in Taylor County have tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). These are Wisconsin’s first confirmed cases of EIA in almost 15 years. There is no treatment for EIA, therefore to prevent transmitting it, infected animals are humanely euthanized. “EIA is a devastating disease for horses and their owners … CONTINUE READING