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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.

    

Alert ID: 1619
April 06, 2020
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Amelia County, VA
Quarantine Released
Outbreak Identifier: 4114
Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 40;
Notes: Update 4/6/20: The index case died due to an unrelated cause during the quarantine. ;

Alert ID: 1618
April 06, 2020
Strangles
Livingston County, MI
Outbreak Update
Outbreak Identifier: 4119
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Suspected: 1;
Number Exposed: 97;
Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse;
Clinical Signs: Not Eating; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: Update 4/6/20: This is an update to a case reported on March 31, 2020. This horse was originally reported as suspect, but the horse was subsequently tested. While an exact onset date is not known, the hose first reportedly became ill in mid March 2020. ;

Alert ID: 1617
April 02, 2020
Strangles
Washington County, RI
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4121
Source: Rhode Island State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: Not Reported;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Nasal Discharge; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: The Rhode Island State Veterinarian's Office has placed a boarding facility in Washington County under quarantine after one horse tested positive. Several other horses at the farm have had mild nasal discharge but no fever. ;

Alert ID: 1616
April 01, 2020
Strangles
St. Lucie County, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4120
Source: Attending Veterinarian and State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 2;
Age: 3; Gender: Stallion; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/24/2020;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Nasal Discharge, Cough, Pharyngeal Pain, Stridor; Confirmation Date: 3/31/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Not Reported;
Notes:
An adjacent property (2 horses) was also placed under quarantine, as they share a fence line with confirmed exposure;

Alert ID: 1615
March 31, 2020
Strangles
Livingston County, MI
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4119
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 2
Number Exposed: 97;
Age: 19; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Pinto; Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/25/2020;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Nasal Discharge; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: None;

 

Alert ID: 1614
March 31, 2020
Strangles
Orange County, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4118
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 6;
Age: 5; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Paint; Clinical Signs: Fever;
Notes: One premises in Orange County, FL was placed under quarantine on 3/30/2020 after one horse tested positive for Strangles. Six other horses on the premises are currently free of clinicals signs, including fever. ;

Alert ID: 1613
March 28, 2020
Equine Herpesvirus- Respiratory
Alameda County, CA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4106
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 2

Number Exposed

Age: 18; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/25/2020;
Clinical Signs: Fever; Confirmation Date: 3/26/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: The horse is febrile only and showing no neurologic signs. This is the second horse confirmed with EHV-1 at this facility.

Alert ID: 1612
March 26, 2020
Equine Infectious Anemia
Kleberg County, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4117
Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Number Confirmed: 1;
Notes: Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in one horse on a Kleberg County premises on March 16, 2020. This is the first confirmed case of EIA in Texas this year. The premises has been quarantined and will not be released until TAHC's requirements are met. TAHC staff are working closely with the owner and local veterinarian to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures. For more information about Equine Infectious Anemia go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EIA%20Cobranded.pdf;

Alert ID: 1611
March 25, 2020
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Foothills County, AB
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4116
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 2;
Clinical Signs: Acute Neurologic Signs; Confirmation Date: Not Reported; Horse Status: Euthanized;
Notes: A horse at a boarding facility in Foothills County tested positive for EHM and was treated for 2 weeks, showing no improvement in neuro status the horse was euthanized. The stable was quarantined for 3 weeks with no further signs of illness in the remaining horses. ;

 

Alert ID: 1610
March 23, 2020
Strangles
Spokane County, WA
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4115
Source: Washington Sate Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 14;
Age: 4; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/9/2020;
Clinical Signs: Submandibular lymph node abscess open and draining; Confirmation Date: 3/19/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: Owner has placed self quarantine on farm.;