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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.



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Alert ID: 1170
January 29, 2019
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

Alert ID: 1169
January 28, 2019
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.

Alert ID: 1168
January 28, 2019
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.

Alert ID: 1167
January 25, 2019
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.

Alert ID: 1166
January 25, 2019
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.

 

Alert ID: 1165
January 24, 2019
Haldimand County, ON
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Number affected: 4

Notes: On January 18, 2019 the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two cases of equine herpes viral abortion caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) at a farm in Haldimand County. The two mares aborted during their 9th and 10th month of pregnancy. One week prior to the abortions, two horses on the same farm suddenly developed neurological signs consistent with the neurological form of EHV-1 infection, also known as equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). These horses were euthanized and no further diagnostic testing was performed. The farm owner has voluntarily placed the premises under quarantine to reduce the risk of disease transmission. For more information go to http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/food/inspection/ahw/ehv.htm

Alert ID: 1164
January 24, 2019
Morgan County, GA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture

Number affected: 2 confirmed, 3 suspected

Notes: The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed two cases of EHV-1, including one EHM case, and three suspect cases at a Morgan County facility. All equids on the farm are being monitored. None are showing clinical signs of the disease at this time. GDA has placed an official quarantine.

Alert ID: 1163
January 24, 2019
Snohomish County, WA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture

Number affected: 1

Age:20; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Warmblood; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/03/2019; Clinical Signs: Acute respiratory distress ; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;

Notes: The horse had a history of appropriate vaccination. Diagnostics are ongoing.

Alert ID: 1162
January 24, 2019
Thurston, Spokane, Snohomish, and Franklin Counties, WA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture

Location: Thurston County, WA

Number affected: 2

Notes: Both affected horses showed upper respiratory signs and were confirmed positive on 1/18/2019. No quarantines were put in place.

 

Location: Spokane County, WA

Number affected: 1

Age: 5; Gender: Castrated male; Breed: Mule: Onset of Clinical Signs: 12/20/2018 ; Clinical Signs: Not reported; Horse Status: Not reported; Vaccination Status: Not reported;

Notes: No quarantine was put in place

 

Location: Snohomish County, WA

Number affected: 1

Notes: The affected horse was confirmed positive for Strangles on 1/03/2019. No quarantines were put in place.

 

Location: Franklin County, WA

Number affected: 2

Notes: Both horses show swollen lymph nodes and were confirmed positive on 1/16/2019.

 

Alert ID: 1161
January 21, 2019
Elkhart County, IN
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Indiana State Board of Animal Health

Number affected: 1

Age: Not reported ; Gender: Not reported; Breed: Not reported: Onset of Clinical Signs: 01/05/2019; Clinical Signs: Not reported; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Not reported

Notes: The horse became ill on January 5 and was treated January 6 and euthanized later that day. No quarantine was issued.