Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west palm beach, fl
I never let my horse drink from a community trough because of EIA. If my horse dies because somebody else decided NOT to test their animals before bringing them around others, I would be INCREDIBLY pissed off. EIA is spread because owners don't test, and the results may not be on your doorstep when they happen. Say your horse is a carrier, but doesn't show symptoms, and you buy your kid a horse and two months later said horse dies because of EIA. Now its your problem, but it wouldn't be if that horse were the horse who drank after yours on a trail.
I test my horses once a yr (state mandatory if you want to compete or use the parks) and would have a horse that tested positive put down.
No offense to those who don't test, its a choice.