Donate to the EDCC
Sign up for Email Alerts

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: 1438
September 21, 2019
Washington County, PA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Exposed: 8;

Age: 16; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/16/2019;
Clinical Signs: Nasal Discharge, swollen submandibular lymph nodes, enlarged retropharyngeal lymph nodes; Confirmation Date: 9/18/2019; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated

Age: 17; Gender: Mare; Breed: Arabian Cross; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/14/2019;
Clinical Signs: enlarged retropharyngeal lymph nodes, Fever, Nasal Discharge, swollen submandibular lymph nodes; Confirmation Date: 9/18/2019; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;

Notes: These two horses are in hospital isolation, to the veterinarians knowledge the remainder of the horses are on the farm.

Alert ID: 1437
September 20, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Fremont and Park County, WY
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on September 19, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Wyoming counties: 1 new premises in Fremont County and 1 new premises in Park County. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-9-19-19.pdf

Alert ID: 1436
September 20, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Chaffee, Douglas, Eagle, Garfield, Larimer, Los Animas and Teller Counties, CO
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on September 19, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Colorado counties: 1 new premises in Chaffee County, 1 new premises in Douglas County, 1 new premises in Eagle County, 2 new premises in Garfield County, 1 new premises in Larimer County, 1 new premises in Las Animas County and 1 new premises in Teller County. Additional suspect premises have been identified in Fremont, Montrose, Morgan and Summit Counties. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-9-19-19.pdf

Alert ID: 1435
September 20, 2019
Waterloo County, ON
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Number Confirmed: 1;
Gender: Mare; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/28/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia; Confirmation Date: 9/13/2019; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/nhd_surv2019.htm;

Alert ID: 1434
September 20, 2019
San Joaquin County, CA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 5; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/16/2019;
Clinical Signs: Depression, Severe Ataxia, Buckling at knees, Off food/water, fasciculation in front leg; Confirmation Date: 9/19/2019; Horse Status: Affected And Alive;
Notes: For more information go to
https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf

Alert ID: 1433
September 19, 2019
Boyle County, KY
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 7; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Paint; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/15/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia; Confirmation Date: 9/19/2019; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is Kentucky's first equine West Nile Case for 2019. The horse presented with a mild ataxia, which was a bit more pronounced in front limbs. For more information go to 
https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf ;

Alert ID: 1432
September 18, 2019
Portage County, OH
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 3; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Standardbred; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/29/2019;
Clinical Signs: Recumbency, Hind limb paraparesis, Faint Pulses in both hind limbs, Limbs were Cool to the Touch; Confirmation Date: 9/13/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: This is the third case of EEE in Ohio. The horse was vaccinated only 1 time in the spring with no booster given. No other animals appear affected at this time (9/18/19).
;

Alert ID: 1431
September 18, 2019
Kalamazoo County, MI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 3; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Miniature Donkey ; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/1/2019;
Clinical Signs: Down, Unable to Rise, Curling Head to the Left, Eyes Moving Rapidly from side to side; Confirmation Date: 9/17/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;

Alert ID: 1430
September 18, 2019
Volusia County, FL
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 4; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Tarpan ; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/10/2019;
Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated;
Notes: This is the 4th equine case of WNV in Florida this year and the first for Volusia County. ;

Alert ID: 1429
September 17, 2019
Ventura County, CA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 5; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/13/2019;
Clinical Signs: Head Tilt, Altered Gait, Partial Facial Paralysis; Confirmation Date: 9/17/2019; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;