The number of horses testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Northeastern Pennsylvania has risen to 26. Of these horses, 24 have been euthanized, and two horses remain under quarantine for life. All horses can be traced back to two Wayne County Camp herds. (For more information on this EIA epidemic, see the January 2000 issue of The Horse, page 8.) All remaining animals on one farm are test negative and under quarantine. The other farm has been released.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has completed its investigation into this matter. Anyone who can identify EIA-exposed equines in this area which have not been laboratory tested should contact Bruce Shmucker, DVM, 717/783-9550.

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Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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