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Updates on current disease outbreaks are listed here as they occur and will include the date listed, disease name, location and current status. Specific premises will not be named but the general location by town, county and state will be listed. When locations, events or horses are at risk they will be listed. Updates will be posted as they are received.


    

Vesicular Stomatitis
Maricopa County, AZ
Outbreak Identifier: 4196
Alert ID: 1678
July 02, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

United Stated Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on July 2, 2020 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Arizona county: 1 new premises in Maricopa County. For more information go to:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-07-02-20.pdf

Vesicular Stomatitis
Butler, Cowley, Sedgwick, Greenwood, Sumner, and Marion Counties, KS
Outbreak Identifier: 4196
Alert ID: 1677
July 02, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on July 2, 2020 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Kansas counties: 9 new premises in Butler County, 1 new premises in Cowley County and 3 new premises in Sedgwick County, 1 new premises in Greenwood County, 3 new premises in Sumner County and 1 new premises in Marion County. For more information go to:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-07-02-20.pdf

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Howard County, MD
Outbreak Identifier: 4190
Alert ID: 1676
June 30, 2020
Outbreak Update

Maryland Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Exposed: 27;
Update: June 30, 2020- A second horse at the facility developed a fever on Friday June 26th. The horse was immediately removed from the farm and placed in a quarantine facility. The horse is currently being treated by the attending veterinarian. At this point all other horses at the farm are showing no clinical signs. Both the farm and quarantine facility are under hold orders. MDA is closing monitoring the situation.  For more information go to:  https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-EHM_Update%20Cobranded%20.pdf

Equine Herpesvirus- Respiratory
Houston County, GA
Outbreak Identifier: 4194
Alert ID: 1675
June 30, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 2;
Age: 3; Gender: Stallion; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/25/2020;
Clinical Signs: anorexia, Fever; Confirmation Date: 6/26/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: The horse tested positive for EHV-4. For more information go to:  https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-%20EHV%20Cobranded%20.pdf

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Kennebec County, ME
Outbreak Identifier: 4193
Alert ID: 1674
June 30, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

Maine Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 20; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/18/2020;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Peripheral Edema, Progressive neurologic signs; Confirmation Date: 6/29/2020; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: An official quarantine has been placed at the facility and twice daily temperature checks have been implemented. Additional trace outs are ongoing. ;

Equine Infectious Anemia
Pleasant Valley Municipality, SK
Outbreak Identifier: 4192
Alert ID: 1673
June 29, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: Not Reported;
Clinical Signs: No clinical signs;  
Notes:  On June 18, 2020, a positive EIA result was confirmed by the CFIA's national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in the rural municipality of Pleasant Valley, in the province of Saskatchewan. The horse had been sampled by an accredited veterinarian at the owner's request after purchasing it. No clinical signs of disease were noted at the time of sampling. A CFIA investigation is underway and as per program policy, movement controls have been placed on the infected horse and its on-premises contact animals. Initial reports indicate there were other horses on the affected premises. Movement controls will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, inclding follow-up testing and ordering the destruction of positive cases. Trace-out activities may require the CFIA to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current policy. ;

West Nile Virus
Amador County, CA
Outbreak Identifier: 4191
Alert ID: 1672
June 26, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 20; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/19/2020;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Hind limb ataxia, Neurologic Signs- Severe; Confirmation Date: 6/26/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: For more information go to:  https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Howard County, MD
Outbreak Identifier: 4190
Alert ID: 1671
June 25, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

Maryland Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 27;
Horse Status: Euthanized;
Notes: A training facility in Howard County is under a hold order. The MD Department of Ag, Animal Health is closely monitoring the situation. No other horses at the facility are showing any clinical signs at this time.;

Vesicular Stomatitis
Buffalo County, NE
Alert ID: 1670
June 25, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

United States Department of Agriculture

Notes:  The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on June 24, 2020 confirming vesicular stomatitis in 1 premises in Buffalo County Nebraska. This is the 2020 VSV index case for Nebraska. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-06-24-20.pdf

Vesicular Stomatitis
Butler, Cowley and Sedgwick County, KS
Alert ID: 1669
June 25, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on June 24, 2020 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Kansas counties: 9 new premises in Butler County, 1 new premises in Cowley County and 4 new premises in Sedgwick County. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-06-24-20.pdf