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California Horse Tests Positive for EIA

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On Feb. 17, officials at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) confirmed a 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare as positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). The result came from routine testing for her return to the racetrack.  Sixty-two exposed horses on the mare’s home premises were subsequently placed under official quarantine pending test results. CDFA will continue epidemiological tracing to determine if any other horses were exposed.