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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.


February 12, 2019
Equine Infectious Anemia
Red Deer County, AB
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Number Affected: 1
Notes: The horse had been sampled by the CFIA to comply with export conditions and no clinical signs of the disease were reported at the time of sampling. Positive result was confirmed on 2/6/2019.

February 07, 2019
Strangles
Pierce County, WA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Source:  Washington State Department of Agriculture

Number Affected: 2

Onset of Clinical Signs: 2/4/2019; Clinical Signs: Nasal discharge; Horse Status: Affected and Alive; Notes: None;

February 07, 2019
Equine Infectious Anemia
Gulfstream Park, Broward County, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Affected: 1
Notes: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) confirmed a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) result this week on a horse at Gulfstream Park in Broward County, Florida. A quarantine has been placed on the infected animal and its on-premises contacts. The quarantine will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing. Trace-out activities may require FDACS to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current program policy. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.;

February 06, 2019
Equine Influenza
Hamilton, IN
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Affected: 1

Age: 10; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Onset of Clinical Signs: Not Reported;
Clinical Signs: coughing, Fever, Nasal Discharge; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Not Reported;
Notes: None;

February 01, 2019
Hanover County, VA
Quarantine Released

Source: State Veterinarian’s Office of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number affected: 1; 

Onset of Clinical Signs:__Jan 10, 2019 Clinical Signs:__Neurologic_ ; Horse Status: _Recovering; 

Notes: The quarantine for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy on both premises in Hanover County is released. One additional horse, which showed neurologic signs on 1/10/2019 and tested positive for the A and G strain of the virus is recovering. No additional cases were identified.

January 29, 2019
Equine Influenza
Sonoma County, CA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Affected: 2

Age: 2 ; Gender: Gelding ; Breed: Lusitano; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/12/2019 ; Clinical Signs: Cough, nasal discharge ; Horse Status: affected and alive;

 

Age: 10 ; Gender: Gelding ; Breed: warmblood ; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/15/2019 ; Clinical Signs: cough, nasal discharge, fever ; Horse Status: affected and alive;

Notes: Several other horses in the barn with respiratory signs (cough, nasal discharge, fever) are being monitored but their influenza diagnoses have not been confirmed

January 28, 2019
Strangles
Pierce County, WA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number affected: 2

Age: 10 ; Gender: Mare; Breed: Paint; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/13/2019; Clinical Signs: Bilateral mucopurulent discharge, fever of 102.2F; Horse Status: Recovering;

Notes: Confirmed positive on 1/16/2019

Age: Not Reported; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/14/2019 ; Clinical Signs: Fever, nasal discharge; Horse Status: Recovering;

Notes: Suspected case.

January 28, 2019
Strangles
Stevens County, WA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture

Number affected: 1

Age: 10 ; Gender: Mare ; Breed: Percheron; Onset of Clinical Signs: 01/09/2019 ; Clinical Signs: Upper respiratory distress ; Horse Status: Euthanized

Notes: The mare was diagnostically confirmed on 1/24/2019.

January 25, 2019
Strangles
Pasco County, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number affected: 1

Age:3 ; Gender: gelding ; Breed: Miniature ; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/21/2019 ; Clinical Signs: labored breathing, swollen lymph nodes, and increased rectal temperature ; Horse Status: Not Reported ; Vaccination Status: Not Reported

Notes: There are 13 other equines on the premises, all of which are free of clinical signs of Strangles at this time.

January 25, 2019
Equine Herpesvirus
Erie County, NY
Quarantine Released
Source: New York Department of Agriculture and Markets

Notes: On 1/25/2019, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released the quarantine for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy on the premises in Erie County. No additional cases were identified.