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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
Taylor, Sheboygan and Lincoln County, WI
Alert ID: 1833
September 30, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Taylor County
Number Confirmed:
1;
Age: 9; Gender: Mare; Breed: Pony; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/10/2020; 
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Depression, Disorientation, Shallow Respiration, Became recumbent, Near Coma, Minimal Reflexes; Confirmation Date: 9/17/2020; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the 17th confirmed EEE case in WI for 2020. Second confirmed case in Taylor County. ;

Taylor County
Number Confirmed:
1;
Age: 10; Gender: Mare; Breed: Paint; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/11/2020;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Depression, Progressing to recumbency; Confirmation Date: 9/17/2020; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the 18th confirmed equine EEE case in WI for 2020 and the third confirmed case in Taylor County. ;

 

Sheboygan County
Number Confirmed:
1;
Age: 7; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/17/2020;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Circling, dysphagia, Fever, Leaning Against Objects, Progressing to recumbency; Confirmation Date: 9/25/2020; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the 19th confirmed equine EEE in WI for 2020 and the first confirmed case in Sheboygan County. ;

 

Lincoln County
Number Confirmed:
1;
Age: 9; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/17/2020;
Clinical Signs: Acute onset Depression, anorexia, Ataxia, Fever, Recumbency; Confirmation Date: 9/25/2020; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the 20th confirmed equine EEE case in Wisconsin for 2020. First confirmed case in Lincoln County. ;

West Nile Virus
Madison County, KY
Outbreak Identifier: 4451
Alert ID: 1832
September 29, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 9; Breed: Tennessee Walking Horses; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/21/2020;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Inappetance, lethargy, Muscle Fasciculations, Proprioceptive Disorder; Confirmation Date: 9/29/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Not Reported;
Notes: For more information about WNV go to the owner factsheet.;

 

West Nile Virus
Carter County, OK
Outbreak Identifier: 4450
Alert ID: 1831
September 29, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Number Confirmed: 1;
Notes: A horse on a farm in Carter County has tested positive for WNV. For more information on WNV go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf.;

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Putnam County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4449
Alert ID: 1830
September 29, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 2; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/17/2020;
Clinical Signs: Depression, Fever, Head pressing, Inability to Stand, Muscle Twitching; Confirmation Date: 9/25/2020; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: This is the 18th confirmed case of EEE for Florida in 2020. For more information about EEE go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EEE%20Cobranded.pdf;

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Oakland and Tuscola County, MI
Alert ID: 1829
September 28, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Oakland County
Number Confirmed:
1;
Age: 20; Gender: Mare; Breed: Arabian; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/12/2020;
Clinical Signs: Down with inability to get up; Confirmation Date: 9/25/2020; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: For more information about EEE go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EEE%20Cobranded.pdf;

Tuscola County
Number Confirmed:
1;
Age: 11; Gender: Mare; Breed: Pony; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/12/2020;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Tremors; Confirmation Date: 9/25/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the first equid case of EEE from Tuscola County for 2020 and brings the total equid cases for Michigan for 2020 to 32 cases. ;

Vesicular Stomatitis
Missouri, United States
Alert ID: 1828
September 25, 2020
Information Only

United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: Since the last situation report, 3 previously VSV-infected premises were released quarantine in Camden, Ozark and Phelps County. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-09-24-20.pdf

Vesicular Stomatitis
Kansas, United States
Alert ID: 1827
September 25, 2020
Information Only

United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: Since the last situation report, 1 previously VSV-infected premises was released from quarantine in Sedgwick County. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-09-24-20.pdf

West Nile Virus
Lake County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4446
Alert ID: 1826
September 25, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 5; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/14/2020;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Mild Muscle Fasciculations; Confirmation Date: 9/23/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Not Reported;
Notes: This is the 10th confirmed WNV case for Florida in 2020.;

West Nile Virus
Kings County, CA
Outbreak Identifier: 4445
Alert ID: 1825
September 25, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 8; Gender: Stallion; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/17/2020;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Fever, Recumbent; Confirmation Date: 9/24/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: For more information about WNV go to the owner factsheet.; 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Oakland County, MI
Outbreak Identifier: 4444
Alert ID: 1824
September 22, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 1; Gender: Mare; Breed: Pony; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/13/2020;
Clinical Signs: Down with inability to get up, Fever, Inappetance, lethargy, Paddling, Seizures, Walking in Circles; Confirmation Date: 9/18/2020; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: For more information about EEE go to the owner factsheet.;