May 21, 2024

KDA holding public meeting in Garden City to discuss EIA

MANHATTAN, KS( The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health will host a public informational meeting about Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) on Monday, Sept. 18, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Grandstand Meeting Room at the Finney County Fairgrounds, 409 ½ Lake Ave. in Garden City.

The meeting will be an opportunity for local horse owners to learn more about EIA and the recent cases identified in southwest Kansas. The Kansas Animal Health Commissioner, Dr. Justin Smith, will share information about the surveillance and testing that has taken place following the initial positive EIA cases.

Individuals who have questions regarding the meeting should contact KDA–DAH at 785-564-6601. For additional information about EIA and the current status of the disease in Kansas, go to