I guess you two feel like Polio vaccines are a scam as well because, noone YOU know has polio ?
While we are at it, the heck with HIV testing and TB testing, they must be a scam as well sense it only shows you arnt HIV positive at the moment of testing.
The reason EIA is so rare now is specifically because of the widespread testing. Laws mandating testing and killing or quarantining infected horses has nearly eradicated the disease. Sure a horse can get it right after the test, but at least all he can do is spread it for 12 months, not 20 years. In the 60's this disease killed alot of horses, some times hundreds at a time, it has a 30% mortality rate.
Since mandatory testing measures came about in most places in the 70's positive test results have gone from about 12% to less than .016%.
Its not a scam, its a public equine health issue that needed to be addressed and was. Its people that regurgitate nonsense and convince people not to test their horses that keep the disease going.
Last edited by Lockwood; 09-19-2013 at 08:50 PM.