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.

Barnwell County, SC
Outbreak Identifier: 5313
Alert ID: 2693
August 19, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Clemson Livestock Poultry Health

Number Confirmed: 2;
Age: 3; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Usage: Racing;
Horse Status: Euthanized;
Age: 3; Gender: Filly; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Usage: Racing;
Horse Status: Euthanized;
Comments: Clemson Livestock Poultry Health received notification of laboratory confirmation from NVSL of 2 cases of EIA in South Carolina. A 3-year-old QH Gelding and a 3-year-old QH Filly both tested positive in Barnwell County. Thus far, all the positive cases have been associated with Bush Track Quarter Horse racing. All positive horses have been euthanized. Clemson LPH and SC USDA veterinarians are actively investigating any other cases that might exist. In these cases, it appears the disease has spread from sharing needles between horses. EIA Totals for 2022: 5 Berkeley County – 1, Barnwell County – 4. For additional information, go to EIA Factsheet.