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Disease 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.


    

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Los Angeles County, CA
Outbreak Identifier: 5244
Alert ID: 2635
June 29, 2022
Quarantine Released

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 2;
Notes: No additional cases to report. The quarantine on this premises was released.;
Previous Alerts: 2623, 2620

Strangles
Santa Rosa County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 5253
Alert ID: 2634
June 29, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Florida Department Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Suspected: 1;
Number Exposed: 2;
Facility Type: Farm;
Age: 18; Gender: Stallion; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/21/2022;
Clinical Signs: Nasal discharge; Confirmation Date: 6/28/2022; Horse Status: Quarantined;
Age: 19; Gender: Mare; Breed: POA; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/21/2022;
Clinical Signs: Nasal discharge; Confirmation Date: 6/28/2022; Horse Status: Quarantined;
Notes: This is the 35th confirmed case of Strangles for Florida in 2022. For more information about Strangles go to: Strangles factsheet.;

Strangles
Levy County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 5252
Alert ID: 2633
June 29, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Florida Department Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 1;
Number Exposed: 1;
Facility Type: Farm;
Age: 12; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/23/2022;
Clinical Signs: Lymphadenopathy; Confirmation Date: 6/28/2022; Horse Status: Isolated; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: This is the 34th confirmed case of Strangles for Florida in 2022. For more information about Strangles go to: Strangles factsheet.;

Strangles
Spokane County, WA
Outbreak Identifier: 5251
Alert ID: 2632
June 27, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Washington State Veterinary Office

Number Confirmed: 1;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Notes: A horse at a boarding facility in Spokane County has tested positive for Strangles. The facility is under a voluntary quarantine and working with private veterinary care. For more information about Strangles go to: Strangles factsheet. 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Levy County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 5250
Alert ID: 2631
June 25, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Florida Department Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 1; Gender: Colt; Breed: Paint; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/16/2022; Clinical Signs: 6/16/22 presented with seizure like activity on owners property, then became laterally recumbant with dull mentation and nystagmus. Temperature was 103.5, heart rate 84, and pale mucous membranes. No symptoms 2 hours prior, other horses on property nonsymptomatic.; Confirmation Date: 6/23/2022; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated;
Notes: This is the 5th confirmed case of EEE for Florida in 2022. For more information about Eastern Equine Encephalitis go to EEE factsheet.

Strangles
Racine county, WI
Outbreak Identifier: 5249
Alert ID: 2630
June 24, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 1;
Age: 15; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Belgian; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/11/2022;
Clinical Signs: Nasal discharge;
Notes: Reportedly purchase at an auction in Illinois late May;

For more information go to Strangles factsheet.

Strangles
Brown county, WI
Outbreak Identifier: 5248
Alert ID: 2629
June 24, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 3;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Age: 13; Gender: Mare;
Clinical Signs: Lymphadenopathy, fever; Confirmation Date: 6/21/2022;

For more information go to Strangles factsheet.

Strangles
Sheboygan county, WI
Outbreak Identifier: 5247
Alert ID: 2628
June 24, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Welcome to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Suspected: 3;
Number Exposed: 27;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Gender: Gelding; Breed: Miniature Horse; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/8/2022;
Clinical Signs: Unilateral nasal discharge; Confirmation Date: 6/11/2022;
Age: 15; Gender: Mare; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/9/2022;
Clinical Signs: Lymphadenopathy, nasal discharge, fever; Confirmation Date: 6/11/2022;
Age: Yearling; Gender: Filly; Breed: Warmblood (WB);
Clinical Signs: Fever;
Age: 22; Gender: Mare; Breed: Paint;
Clinical Signs: Abscessed and draining lymph node;

For more information go to the Strangles factsheet.

Strangles
St. Joseph County, MI
Outbreak Identifier: 5246
Alert ID: 2627
June 22, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 1;
Number Exposed: 1;
Age: 10; Gender: Mare; Breed: Standardbred; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/12/2022;
Clinical Signs: abscess; Confirmation Date: 6/18/2022; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: A horse in St. Joseph County has tested positive for Strangles. For more information about Strangles go to: Strangles factsheet. 

Strangles
Livingston County, MI
Outbreak Identifier: 5245
Alert ID: 2626
June 21, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 10; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Tennessee Walking Horses; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/12/2022;
Clinical Signs: Fever, nasal discharge; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: A horse in Livingston County has tested positive for Strangles. For more information about Strangles go to: Strangles factsheet.