Stricter EIA Requirements Possible For North Carolina

According to M. A. Mixson, DVM, of North Carolina's State Veterinarian's office, stricter requirements concerning the testing for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is pending approval by the state's General Assembly. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is pushing for the more stringent testing policy which will require all horses entering state run horse facilities to have a negative Coggins' test as well as requiring all horses transferring ownership to be tested for EIA within the past 12 months.

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