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Disease Outbreak Alerts

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.


April 18, 2018
Equine Herpes Viruses
Kennett Square, PA
Quarantine Released
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

 

On April 17, 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services revoked the quarantine related to an EHM case at a boarding stable in Kennett Square, Chester County, PA. 

April 17, 2018
Strangles
Nassau County, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Florida Department of Agriculture has confimed that on April 17, one premises in Nassau County, Florida was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and a positive PCR test result for Strangles. One of the 13 horses on the property is showing clinical signs at this time. This is the first Strangles quarantine for Nassau County and the 23rd in the state of Florida in 2018.  
April 17, 2018
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Hamilton County, FL
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Florida Department of Agriculture has reported that on April 4, one horse in Hamilton County, Florida tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The unvaccinated 17 year old Welsh Pony became clinical on April 3 and was humanely euthanized on April 4 due to a poor prognosis.

April 16, 2018
Equine Infectious Anemia
Polk County, IA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Iowa Department of Agriculture

The Iowa Department of Agriculture (IDALS) officials confirmed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in two Polk County horses. The positive horses have been euthanized and the premises will remain under quarantine until requirements for release have been met. 

April 14, 2018
Equine Herpes Viruses
Orange County, CA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

On April 13, 2018, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) confirmed equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy in a 17 year old Thoroughbred gelding, originating from an Orange County facility. The gelding was displaying neurologic signs and has been isolated offsite and placed under quarantine. Exposed horses will be monitored for clinical signs and temperatures will be taken twice daily. Any horse displaying a fever or compatible clinical signs will be tested. CDFA staff is onsite and will continue to monitor the situation.

April 13, 2018
Strangles
St. Johns, Okeechobee, Volusia Counties, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Florida Department of Agriculture has reported the following cases of Strangles in April 2018. On April 3, one premise in St. Johns County, Florida was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and a positive PCR of Strangles. The clinical horse is the only horse on the  property. This is the first Strangles quarantine for St. Johns County. On April 6, one premise in Okeechobee County, Florida was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and a positive PCR of Strangles. Two of the three horses on the property are showing clinical signs after recently arriving from a kill pen in Louisiana. This is the first Strangles quarantine for Okeechobee County. On April 12, one premise in Volusia County, Florida was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and a positive PCR of Strangles. One of the two horses on the property is showing clinical signs. This is the second Strangles quarantine in Volusia County and brings the total count of Strangles cases to 22 in the state of Florida in 2018.

April 13, 2018
Strangles
Sarasota, Marion, Palm Beach, Osceola Counties, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Florida Department of Agriculture and consumer services confirmed the following cases of Strangles March of 2018: On March 15, one premise in Sarasota County, Florida was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and a positive PCR of Strangles. One of the six horses on the property is showing clinical signs at this time. This is the first Strangles quarantine in Sarasota County. On March 28, one premise in Marion County, Florida was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and a positive PCR of Strangles. One of the 12 horses on the property is showing clinical signs at this time. This is the first Strangles quarantine for Marion County. On March 29, one premise in Palm Beach County, Florida was placed under quarantine for positive PCR results of Strangles. Neither of the two horses on the property are showing clinical signs at this time. This is the second Strangles quarantine in Palm Beach County. On March 29, one premise in Seminole County, Florida was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and a positive PCR of Strangles. One of the five horses on the property is showing clinical signs at this time. This is the first Strangles quarantine for Seminole County. On March 30, one premise in Osceola County, Florida was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and a positive PCR of Strangles. One of the nine horses on the property is showing clinical signs at this time. This is the first Strangles quarantine for Osceola County. These cases bring the total count of confirmed Strangles quarantines to 19 for 2018.

April 13, 2018
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Baker County, FL
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

On April 5, 2018 the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed EEE in one horse in Baker County. The three-year-old Paint filly became clinical on March 11, 2018 and was humanely euthanized on March 12, 2018 due to a poor prognosis. The vaccine history is unknown.

April 12, 2018
Equine Herpes Viruses
Lincoln County, SD
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Source: South Dakota Animal Industry Board

The South Dakota Animal Industry Board confirmed Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy in a horse in Lincoln County. The horse became ill with neurologic signs including incoordination and difficulty walking. The horse was treated at a local veterinary clinic. The horse has traveled extensively in South Dakota for cutting and sorting events in the past few weeks. The owner has agreed to a voluntary quarantine and monitoring the other horses on the premises.

April 10, 2018
Equine Infectious Anemia
Liberty County, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in one Liberty County horse The positive horse has been euthanized and the premises will remain under quarantine until requirements for release have been met.