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Officials identify fourth EIA-positive horse in Colorado

Posted at 4:27 PM, Dec 04, 2018

FREMONT COUNTY – According to the Colorado Department of Agriculture, a fourth Colorado horse has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA).

The Department of Agriculture said the horse was tested for routine movement purposes in Fremont County, where it is currently under a quarantine order.

The department said their investigation is ongoing but appears to be unrelated to the prior three cases of EIA already identified in Colorado this year.

The initial test of the horse was completed at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in Rocky Ford, with the confirmatory test completed at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa on Dec. 4th.