In the acute state, equine infectious anemia causes extreme RBC destruction and anemia. Once contaminated, a horse can turn out to be a carrier for all times and is a menace to different horses. Currently, the disease is unusual, and most horse homeowners are aware of its dire consequences. A simple blood test, the Coggins test, is available to detect infected horses. A horse that exams positive can’t cross state lines and is required to be maintained in strict isolation for life.

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