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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.


    

Strangles
Strafford County, NH
Outbreak Identifier: 4721
Alert ID: 2099
June 17, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Exposed: 2;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Age: 25; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/15/2021;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Unilateral Mucopurulent Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 6/17/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;


Age: 15; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/15/2021;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Unilateral Mucopurulent Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 6/17/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: For more information about Strangles go to the Strangles Factsheet;

Equine Influenza
Hamilton County, OH
Outbreak Identifier: 4720
Alert ID: 2098
June 17, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 3;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Age: 10; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Peruvian Paso; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/6/2021;
Clinical Signs: Cough, Fever; Confirmation Date: 6/9/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated (2/26/2021);
Notes: None. For more information go to: Equine Influenza factsheet

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Levy County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4719
Alert ID: 2096
June 16, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 3;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Notes: This is the 5th confirmed case of EEE for Florida in 2021. For more information go to:  EEE factsheet

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Cobb County, GA
Outbreak Identifier: 4718
Alert ID: 2095
June 14, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 46;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Horse Status: Euthanized;
Notes: The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division received confirmation of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic disease linked to equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), in a Cobb County equine on June 11, 2021. The affected equine was humanely euthanized. The facility is under quarantine and being monitored by GDA and the attending private practitioner. For more information about EHM go to the EHM Factsheet. 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Leon County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4715
Alert ID: 2094
June 14, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 3;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Notes: This is the fourth confirmed EEE case for Florida in 2021. For more information about EEE go to the factsheet. 

Strangles
Suwannee County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4717
Alert ID: 2093
June 14, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 2;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Notes: A horse at a private facility in Suwannee County has tested positive for Strangles. This is the 30th confirmed case of Strangles for Florida in 2021. For more information about Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Wheatland County, AB
Outbreak Identifier: 4716
Alert ID: 2092
June 12, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Suspected: 10 with mild nasal discharge
Number Exposed: 20;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;

 

Horse #1; Age: 14; Gender: Mare; Breed: Paint; Onset of Clinical Signs: 5/5/2021;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Hind limb ataxia, Nystagmus, Weakness of Hind Limbs; Confirmation Date: 5/10/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Not Reported;
Notes: None;

 

Horse #2; Age: 9; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/2/2021;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia all limbs, Hind limb ataxia, Unable to backup, Stumbles, Dog sitting, Ataxia when turning; Confirmation Date: 6/8/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive

Notes: None 

For more information go to: Equine Herpesvirus factsheet

Strangles
Osceola County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4714
Alert ID: 2091
June 11, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 2;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Notes: This is the 29th confirmed case of strangles for Florida in 2021. For more information go to: EDCC Strangles Factsheet.

Equine Infectious Anemia
Johnson, Travis, Harris Counties, TX
Alert ID: 2090
June 11, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Texas Animal Health Commission

Johnson County

Number Confirmed: 2;
Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Horse status: Euthanized
Notes: Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed equine infectious anemia (EIA) in two additional Quarter Horses on one Johnson County premises following reporting seven positive cases on that premises in April and May. The premises has been quarantined and will not be released until TAHC's requirements are met. TAHC staff are working closely with the owner and local veterinarian to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures.

 

Travis County

Number Confirmed: 1;
Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Horse status: Euthanized
Notes: Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed equine infectious anemia (EIA) in one Quarter Horses on one Travis County premises. The premises has been quarantined and will not be released until TAHC's requirements are met. TAHC staff are working closely with the owner and local veterinarian to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures.

 

Harris County

Number Confirmed: 1;
Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Horse status: Euthanized
Notes: Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed equine infectious anemia (EIA) in one Quarter Horses on one Harris County premises. The premises has been quarantined and will not be released until TAHC's requirements are met. TAHC staff are working closely with the owner and local veterinarian to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures.

For more information to: EIA Factsheet

Strangles
Queens County, PE
Outbreak Identifier: 4710
Alert ID: 2089
June 09, 2021
Information Only

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 2;
Notes: In early May one horse Red Shores racetrack had clinical evidence of Strangles and was removed from the property. A second horse from a different stable was confirmed positive by culture and was isolated in quarantine away from the barns. As of today, both barns have been released from quarantine after testing was complete. The one horse that was culture positive remains in a separate quarantine area along with 2 close contacts. Testing is expected to be completed on Monday. No other horses appear to be affected.