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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.

Alert ID: 1301
July 19, 2019
Chesterfield County, SC
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Clemson Livestock Poultry Health

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 1; Gender: Stallion; Breed: Not Reported; Onset of Clinical Signs: Not Reported;
 Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: First EEE case in SC in 2019.

Alert ID: 1300
July 19, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Bastrop, Hays, Hood, Johnson, Shackelford, Tom Green, Wichita Counties, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Notes: The Texas Animal Health Commission has received 11 reports of Vesicular Stomatitis since the most recent on Friday, July 12, 2019 in the following counties:

? 3 new VSV-infected equine premises have been confirmed in Bastrop County

? 1 new VSV-infected equine premises has been confirmed in Hays County

? 3 new VSV-infected equine premises have been confirmed in Hood County

? 1 new VSV-infected equine premises has been confirmed in Johnson County

? 1 new VSV-infected equine premises has been confirmed in Shackelford County

? 1 new VSV-infected equine premises has been confirmed in Tom Green County

? 1 new VSV-infected equine premises has been confirmed in Wichita County

The newly confirmed premises are under quarantine by the TAHC. Affected horses will be monitored by regulatory and authorized veterinarians until premises are eligible for quarantine release 14 days after clinical VSV signs are observed.

For more information go to https://www.tahc.texas.gov/news/2019/2019-07-19_VSUpdate.pdf

Alert ID: 1299
July 16, 2019
Anthrax
Sutton and Crockett Counties, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Sutton County

Number Confirmed: 1

Crockett County

Number Confirmed: 1

Notes: Anthrax was confirmed in one horse on a premises in southwest Sutton County and one horse on a premises in south central Crockett County. The premises are located within the triangular area of Texas where anthrax is historically found in the soil. The premises have been placed under quarantine and owners were advised on vaccinating exposed animals and the proper disposal of affected carcasses, as outlined by TAHC’s rules. Typically, quarantines are lifted 10 days from vaccination or the last death loss. Visit the TAHC website, https://www.tahc.texas.gov/animal_health/equine/#anthrax, to learn more about the current anthrax situation.

Alert ID: 1298
July 15, 2019
Marshall County, AL
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Alabama State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 3;  Breed: Mule; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/28/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Recumbency; Confirmation Date: 7/3/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: A 3 year old mammoth mule with history of ataxia and recumbency. The animal was euthanized on 6/28/2019.;

Alert ID: 1297
July 12, 2019
Disease Related Regulations
Utah, UT
Information Only
Source: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

There are currently NO CASES of vesicular stomatitis in Utah.

In concurrence with the recent report of positive vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) animals diagnosed in the United States, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food,  Animal Industry Division has implemented the following importation changes that are in effect immediately for affected states:

GO TO:  https://ag.utah.gov/2019/06/27/vesicular-stomatitis-virus-vsv-alert-notification/

Alert ID: 1296
July 12, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Santa Fe County, NM
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: USDA-APHIS

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: Not Reported;
Notes: None;

For more info go to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-7-11-19.pdf

Alert ID: 1295
July 12, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
La Plata County, CO
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: USDA-APHIS

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: Not Reported;
Notes: None;

For more info go to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-7-11-19.pdf

Alert ID: 1294
July 12, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Coleman County, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

-Coleman County

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Exposed: Not Reported;
Notes: 2 new cases;

-Taylor County

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: Not Reported;

-Tom Green County

Number Confirmed: 1;\

-Val Verde County

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: Not Reported

For more info go to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-7-11-19.pdf

Alert ID: 1293
July 11, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Coleman and Kerr Counties, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Location: Coleman County

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 3;
Clinical Signs: Not Reported; Confirmation Date: Not Reported; Horse Status: Not Reported; Vaccination Status: Not Reported;
Notes: The USDA has confirmed one horse affected with Vesicular Stomatitis on a premises in Coleman County. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-7-08-19.pdf;

Location: Kerr County

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Exposed: 6;
Notes: The USDA has confirmed 2 horses affected with Vesicular Stomatitis on a premises in Kerr County, TX. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-7-08-19.pdf;

Alert ID: 1292
July 10, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Larimer County, CO
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 12;
Notes: One horse at a boarding facility in Larimer County, Colorado has been confirmed positive for Vesicular Stomatitis. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-7-08-19.pdf;