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
Broward County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 5483
Alert ID: 2875
January 23, 2023
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Florida Department Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1; 
Number Exposed: 174; 
Facility Type: Racetrack; 
Age: 5; Gender: Stallion; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/21/2023;
Clinical Signs: No tail tone, Recumbent; Confirmation Date: 1/22/2023; Horse Status: Euthanized; 
Comments: This is the 1st confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy for Florida in 2023. For more information go to: https://www.equinediseasecc.org/equine-herpesvirus