Equine Infectious Anemia Found in SW MT

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News coming from the Montana Department of Livestock is that a horse from southwest Montana has had a positive Coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia. 

Montana State Veterinarian Dr. Marty Zaluski spoke with us about the incident.

Dr. Zaluski says that the disease can be spread by flies, shared needles or anything of that nature.  The disease is often inapparent.  This means you can have horses infected with the disease that don’t show symptoms.  According to Dr. Zaluski, the symptoms that would show up are fairly general and could be confused with signs for other problems.

The disease is often found farther south than our region and Montana’s last case was in June of 2007.


Dr. Zaluski explained the actions they are currently taking.

CLICK HERE for more information on this finding from the Montana Department of Livestock.

 

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Haylie Shipp

 

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