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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.


    

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Kosciusko County, IN
Outbreak Identifier: 5370
Alert ID: 2753
October 03, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Indiana State Board of Animal Health

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: Unknown;
Number Exposed: Unknown;
Age: 14; Gender: Mare; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/22/2022;
Clinical Signs: ataxia, progressing to recumbency; Confirmation Date: 9/30/2022; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Comments: This is the second confirmed case of EEE in a horse in NE Indiana in 2022. For more information go to: EEE Factsheet. 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
LaGrange County, IN
Outbreak Identifier: 5371
Alert ID: 2752
October 03, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Indiana State Board of Animal Health

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: Unknown;
Number Exposed: Unknown;
Age: 15; Gender: Mare; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/23/2022;
Clinical Signs: Initially a 104 degree F fever, responsive to treatment. Within 24 hours, acutely down with absence of normal reflexes.; Confirmation Date: 9/30/2022; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Comments: This is the third confirmed case of EEE in a horse in NE Indiana in 2022. For more information go to: EEE Factsheet. 

West Nile Virus
Reno County, KS
Outbreak Identifier: 5369
Alert ID: 2751
October 03, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Comments: Over the past week horses residing in Sedgwick County and Reno County have been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV); these are Kansas's first known confirmed cases of equine WNV in 2022. Both horses presented with neurologic signs, were treated and are recovering. For more information about West Nile Virus go to: WNV factsheet. 

West Nile Virus
Sedwick County, KS
Outbreak Identifier: 5368
Alert ID: 2750
October 03, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Comments: Over the past week horses residing in Sedgwick County and Reno County have been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV); these are Kansas's first known confirmed cases of equine WNV in 2022. Both horses presented with neurologic signs, were treated and are recovering.  For more information about West Nile Virus go to: WNV factsheet. 

Strangles
Hamilton County, IN
Outbreak Identifier: 5367
Alert ID: 2749
October 03, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 5;
Number Exposed: 17;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Comments: A horse at a boarding facility in Hamilton County tested positive for Strangles.  The barn is observing a voluntary quarantine. For more information go to: Strangles factsheet. 

West Nile Virus
Macon County, MO
Outbreak Identifier: 5366
Alert ID: 2748
October 01, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: Unknown;
Facility Type: Farm;
Age: 4; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Pony; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/21/2022; Clinical Signs: Dull, asymmetric ataxia, proprioceptive deficits, strabismus, and reflexes; no fever; Confirmation Date: 9/26/2022; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Comments: Aggressive treatment initiated within 24 h of first clinical signs, including EPM treatment. Pony has shown significant improvements in less than 5 days. For more information go to WNV factsheet.

West Nile Virus
Todd County, MN
Outbreak Identifier: 5364
Alert ID: 2747
September 30, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

State Animal Health Official

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 15;
Age: 10; Gender: Mare; Breed: Percheron; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/20/2022;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, progressive hind limb paresis, muscle fasciculations.; Confirmation Date: 9/27/2022; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Comments: A horse in Todd County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. For more information go to: WNV factsheet. 

West Nile Virus
Stearns County, MN
Outbreak Identifier: 5365
Alert ID: 2746
September 30, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

State Animal Health Official

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 4;
Age: 9; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/21/2022;
Clinical Signs: Episodic ataxia and muscle fasciculations; Confirmation Date: 9/29/2022; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated;
Comments: A horse in Stearns County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. For more information go to: WNV factsheet. 

Strangles
Fond du Lac County, WI
Outbreak Identifier: 5363
Alert ID: 2745
September 29, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 30;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Age: 12; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Standardbred;
Clinical Signs: Mild bilateral nasal discharge, decreased appetite, no fever, no lymphadenopathy; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Comments: A horse at a boarding facility in Fond du Lac County has tested positive for Strangles. For more information, go to: Strangles factsheet. 

Rabies
Cotton County, OK
Outbreak Identifier: 5362
Alert ID: 2744
September 29, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

State Veterinarian Office

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 1;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Usage: Roping; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/21/2022;
Clinical Signs: Uncomfortable, frequent urinations, biting at flanks, progressed to hyperexcitability, hypersalivation, and self mutilation; Confirmation Date: 9/23/2022; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Comments: One additional horse with potential exposure is currently quarantined. For more information go to: Rabies factsheet.