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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.


November 28, 2018
Strangles
Thurston County, WA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has reported one case of Strangles in Thurston County. No quarantines have been established at this time.

November 26, 2018
West Nile Virus
Loudon and Monroe Counties, TN
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Tennessee Department of Agriculture

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has confirmed two cases of Equine West Nile virus. An 8-year-old Saddlebred mare in Loudon County that had been vaccinated in March of 2018 was confirmed positive on November 12th, 2018 on IgM ELISA. A 7-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding of unknown vaccination status located in Monroe County was confirmed positive on November 16th, 2018 on IgM ELISA.

November 21, 2018
Equine Influenza
Snohomish and Skagit Counties, WA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has reported four additional cases of Equine Influenza. Two horses were confirmed in Skagit County and two were confirmed in Snohomish County. No quarantines have are in place. For more information on Equine Influenza go tohttps://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EquineInfluenza_FINAL.pdf 

November 20, 2018
Equine Herpes Viruses
San Mateo County, CA
Quarantine Released
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

On November 21, 2018, the California Department of Food and Agriculture released the quarantine on the horse in San Mateo County following two negative EHV-1 tests. No additional cases were detected and the quarantine has also been released on all exposed horses. There are currently no EHV-1 quarantines in California.

November 20, 2018
Equine Influenza
Snohomish and Skagit Counties, WA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has reported four confirmed cases of Equine Influenza. Three cases are located in Snohomish County, one in Skagit County. No quarantines are in place.

November 15, 2018
Equine Infectious Anemia
Kaufman, Tarrant, Tom Green Counties, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

On June 13, 2018, Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials reported Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in two Kaufman County Quarter Horses located on the same premises. Since that time, one additional horse from the quarantined premises has been confirmed positive for EIA. In addition, TAHC officials confirmed EIA in one Tarrant County Quarter Horse and one Tom Green County Quarter Horse . The positive horses have been euthanized. The premises in Kaufman, Tarrant, and Tom Green counties will remain under quarantine until requirements for release have been met. TAHC staff is working closely with owners and veterinarians to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures.

 

November 15, 2018
West Nile Virus
Johnston County, NC
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has reported a confirmed case of equine West Nile virus. The horse resided in Johnston County. This is the fourth confirmed case of equine WNV in NC in 2018.

November 14, 2018
West Nile Virus
Logan County, KY
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) in Logan County. On November 7, 2018 the 7-year old unvaccinated Percheron gelding had rear limb ataxia and muscle fasciculations. As of November 14th the horse is reported improved with a favorable prognosis. This 17th case of WNV in Kentucky in 2018.

November 13, 2018
Strangles
Livingston County, MI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed a case of strangles in a three-year-old filly pony from Livingston County. The pony developed a fever and nasal discharge on November 1st, 2018. The pony is currently receiving treatment. It is unknown if it was vaccinated against strangles. No quarantines were issued. This case bring the total number of confirmed 2018 strangles cases in Michigan to 19.

November 07, 2018
West Nile Virus
Medina and Wyandot Counties, OH
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture

As of November 7, 2018 the Ohio Department of Agriculture has confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) in two horses.  a 7-year-old Jenny from Medina County. On 10/16/2018 the donkey was lame in its hind legs. A serum sample sent to National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL), had an IgM capture ELISA positive at 1.400, suggesting recent exposure to West Nile Virus. The donkey was not vaccinated WNV and  is alive and recovering as of 10/26/2018. This is the forty-ninth positive WNV case in Ohio in 2018.The fiftieth positive horse was an adult Belgian mare from Wyandot County. On 10/25/2018 the owner found his horse down and unable to rise. The veterinarian observed muscle fasciculations of the face and neck as well as a temperature of 102°F. Treatment was attempted but due to the prognosis the owner elected euthanasia. The serum sample sent to Cornell University, had an IgM capture ELISA of 16.60 (>3.3=Positive), suggesting recent exposure to West Nile Virus. The horse was not vaccinated against West Nile Virus.