missouri horse owners http://kbia.org en Nebraska outbreak of rare horse disease puts Missouri horse owners on alert http://kbia.org/post/nebraska-outbreak-rare-horse-disease-puts-missouri-horse-owners-alert <p>Missouri horse owners are on alert for signs of a rare horse disease after an outbreak in 12 horses in Nebraska earlier this month.</p><p>Equine infectious anemia, or EIA, is a viral disease spread by biting insects and the sharing of medical needles between horses. While the virus is related to HIV in humans, EIA can only be contracted by horses, donkeys, and mules.</p><p>Dr. Phillip Johnson is a professor of equine medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri. He says the most common outcome for an infected horse in North America is euthanasia.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:20:52 +0000 George Varney 36008 at http://kbia.org Nebraska outbreak of rare horse disease puts Missouri horse owners on alert