Kentucky EIA Surveillance- 1998

During 1998 a total of 88,149 samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Kentucky. Private testing accounted for 73,590 samples that were submitted to comply with state regulations regarding the sale and exhibition of equines in Kentucky, resulting in three animals identified as EIA positive.

In addition, 14,559 samples were collected through the Market Surveillance Program or for epidemiological testing. Six animals were identified as positive.

During 1998 the number of EIA tests performed rose 35% compared with 1990, although the number of positive tests has been dropped fourfold.

—Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by Underwriters at Llyod's, London, Brokers and their Kentucky Agents

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