EIA quarantines in place at Wyoming premises

As of Sept. 1, the Wyoming Livestock Board has quarantined an additional seven premises, totaling nine now, as a result of equines being exposed to a horse originating in Colorado which was found to be positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. Counties include Sweetwater, Lincoln, Teton, Park and Fremont. Forty-one of these equine were exposed at a Sweetwater County premises where the positive horse was sent illegally from Colorado. The remaining horses were exposed to the same horse in Colorado prior to being shipped to Wyoming. All but two of these exposed horses were imported illegally to Wyoming as well. An additional four horses and three premises are still being traced in Natrona and Laramie counties.

More information about Equine Infectious Anemia is available at the EDCC website www.equinediseasecc.org by clicking on “Disease Information” in the menu bar.

The Wyoming Livestock Board would like to remind horse and other livestock owners that the consignor, the consignee, and the shipper of livestock are each individually and equally responsible for making sure that the Wyoming Livestock Board’s import requirements have been met. To find out what health requirements must be met when shipping livestock interstate: ALL state requirements are provided at www.interstatelivestock.com.

For brand requirements, the state Brand agency should be contacted directly. In Wyoming brand inspections are required at change of ownership and to move all horses, sheep and cattle from county to county and when leaving the state. More information can be obtained by calling 307-777-7515.