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Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 7/28/18- 8/10/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between July 28th and August 10th, 2018.

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8/20/2018 2:34:00 PM

American Horse Council to build universal equine microchip look-up tool

Microchip identification has long been a valuable tool for use in dogs and cats.  The list of advantages to offering a microchip system within the equine industry is ever-growing.  The American Horse Council, the USDA, the United States Animal Health Association, the ASPCA, and several other equine organizations are working together to create an equine “look-up tool”. Click here to read more about the development of a universal microchip look-up tool for all facets of the equine community.

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8/17/2018 3:03:00 PM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 7/14/18- 7/27/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between July 14th and July 27th, 2018.

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8/3/2018 12:30:00 PM

Equine Disease Quarterly

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment publishes “Equine Disease Quarterly” which highlights news about equine diseases. The July 2018 issue gives a breakdown of diseases reported by country and is a valuable digest for observing equine disease trends around the world. Information about Theiler's Disease (otherwise known as equine serum hepatitis), the potential for immunotherapies to combat Insect Bite Hypersensitivity (IBH), the importance of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile protection, and Rabies in Kentucky are discussed in this issue. Click here to see the “Equine Disease Quarterly”.

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7/20/2018 8:25:00 PM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 6/30/18- 7/13/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between June 30th and July 13th, 2018.

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7/19/2018 12:26:00 PM

Premises affected by equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Canada in 2018

While the prevalence of Equine Infectious Anemia in Canada has been significantly reduced over the past few years, EIA continues to be an issue in Western Canada.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), as well as equine stakeholders, conduct voluntary surveys throughout the year to monitor EIA through the national EIA Program.  Click here to see the number of EIA-positive equines detected to date in Alberta, Canada in 2018. 

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7/11/2018 6:27:00 PM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 6/16/18- 6/29/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between June 16th and June 29th, 2018.

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7/11/2018 11:00:00 AM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 6/2/18 - 6/15/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between June 2nd and June 15th, 2018.

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7/2/2018 10:54:00 AM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 6/16/18- 6/29/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between June 30th and June 13th, 2018.

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6/28/2018 12:15:00 PM

2015 NAHMS Equine Studies

The USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) conducts periodic equine studies to monitor equine health, management practices, and productivity. Participation was based on the States’ equine population and density. Areas of interest include a general equine census, health care management, health events, tests performed on equine operations, biosecurity, and equine movement. The NAHMS Equine 2015 study was conducted from May through mid-December 2015. These studies are a valuable bank of information regarding current trends in equine health. Click here to view the study.

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Source: USDA-APHIS

6/26/2018 9:30:00 AM

Research abstract on upper airway pathogens from the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Frequency of shedding of respiratory pathogens in horses recently imported to the United States

Fauna Leah Smith,Johanna L. Watson,Sharon J. Spier,Isabelle Kilcoyne, Samantha Mapes, Claudia Sonder, Nicola Pusterla

J Vet Intern Med. 2018; 1-6.

Background:Imported horses that have undergone recent long-distance transport might represent a serious risk for spreading infectious respiratory pathogens into populations of horses.

Objective:To investigate the frequency of shedding of respiratory pathogens in recently imported horses.

Animals:All imported horses with signed owner consent (n 5 167) entering a USDA quarantine for contagious equine metritis from October 2014 to June 2016 were enrolled in the study.

Methods:Prospective observational study. Enrolled horses had a physical examination performed and nasal secretions collected at the time of entry and subsequently if any horse developed signs of respiratory disease during quarantine. Samples were assayed for equine influenza virus (EIV), equine herpesvirus type-1, 22, 24, and 25 (EHV-1, 22, 24, 25), equine rhinitis virus A (ERAV), and B (ERBV) and Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi) using quantitative PCR (qPCR).

Results:Equine herpesviruses were detected by qPCR in 52% of the study horses including EHV- 2 (28.7%), EHV-5 (40.7%), EHV-1 (1.2%), and EHV-4 (3.0%). Clinical signs were not correlated with being qPCR-positive for EHV-4, EHV-2, or EHV-5. None of the samples were qPCR-positive for EIV, ERAV, ERBV, and S. equi. The qPCR assay failed quality control for RNA viruses in 25% (46/ 167) of samples.

Conclusions and Clinical Importance:Clinical signs of respiratory disease were poorly correlated with qPCR positive status for EHV-2, 24, and 25. The importance of g-herpesviruses (EHV-2 and 5) in respiratory disease is poorly understood. Equine herpesvirus type-1 or 4 (EHV-1 or EHV-4) were detected in 4.2% of horses, which could have serious consequences if shedding animals entered a population of susceptible horses. Biosecurity measures are important when introducing recently imported horses into resident US populations of horses.

 

6/21/2018 2:12:00 PM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 5/19/18- 6/1/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between May 19th and June 1st, 2018.

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6/13/2018 4:03:00 PM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 5/5/18- 5/18/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between May 5th and May 18th, 2018.

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5/31/2018 8:52:00 AM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 4/21/18- 5/4/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between April 21st and May 4th.

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5/15/2018 4:37:00 PM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 4/7/18- 4/20/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between April 7th and April 20th.

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5/2/2018 1:17:00 PM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 3/24/18- 4/6/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between March 24th and April 6th.

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4/24/2018 11:08:00 AM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 3/10/18- 3/23/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between March 10th and March 23rd.

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4/6/2018 4:41:00 PM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 2/24/18- 3/9/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between February 24th and March 9th.

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3/15/2018 3:25:00 PM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 2/10/18- 2/23/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report for data reflecting cases confirmed between February 10th and February 23rd.

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3/8/2018 8:51:00 AM

Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report- 1/26/18- 2/9/18

Data provided by Merck Animal Health represents cases submitted from a sample of equine veterinary practices and confirmed at UC Davis PCR Laboratory. These biweekly newsletters show the number of cases of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4), Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) and Streptococcus equi that were confirmed and reported in each region of the United States by participating practices and do not necessarily represent the frequency of disease in the United States. The data is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used to help veterinarians and owners determine best practices for biosecurity at home and when traveling with their horses. View the Merck Animal Health Equine Biosurveillance Report ?for data reflecting cases confirmed between January 26th and February 9th.

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2/14/2018 11:33:00 AM

2017 Alert Data

The Equine Disease Communication Center posted 315 alerts reporting on 404 cases/outbreaks in 2017. Click here to view alert data showing the number of cases reported for individual diseases in each month of 2017. 

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2/5/2018 12:44:00 PM