France Reports EIA Cases

Three horses have been euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in connection with an ongoing investigation into cases in the Ardèche department, an area in south-central France. The cases and control measures were reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, or OIE).

According to the report, the three cases occurred on a farm in Saint Michel de Boulogne that was epidemiologically linked to other cases reported in early July. Authorities first confirmed the disease in two horses purchased at the site of the more recent cases.

Six horses lived at the site of the new cases, with three found to be positive for the disease through Coggins testing.

The OIE report was submitted by Dr. Monique Eloit of the Ministère de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche, Paris, France.

The report noted that this disease event is ongoing, and follow-up reports will be submitted weekly.

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Erin Ryder

Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. She owns a portly gray gelding named Duncan and dabbles in several equestrian disciplines, with an emphasis on dressage.

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