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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.

    
Alert ID: 1613
March 28, 2020
Equine Herpesvirus- Respiratory
Alameda County, CA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4106
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 2

Number Exposed

Age: 18; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/25/2020;
Clinical Signs: Fever; Confirmation Date: 3/26/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: The horse is febrile only and showing no neurologic signs. This is the second horse confirmed with EHV-1 at this facility.

Alert ID: 1612
March 26, 2020
Equine Infectious Anemia
Kleberg County, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4117
Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Number Confirmed: 1;
Notes: Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in one horse on a Kleberg County premises on March 16, 2020. This is the first confirmed case of EIA in Texas this year. 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 about Equine Infectious Anemia go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EIA%20Cobranded.pdf;

Alert ID: 1611
March 25, 2020
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Foothills County, AB
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4116
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 2;
Clinical Signs: Acute Neurologic Signs; Confirmation Date: Not Reported; Horse Status: Euthanized;
Notes: A horse at a boarding facility in Foothills County tested positive for EHM and was treated for 2 weeks, showing no improvement in neuro status the horse was euthanized. The stable was quarantined for 3 weeks with no further signs of illness in the remaining horses. ;

 

Alert ID: 1610
March 23, 2020
Strangles
Spokane County, WA
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4115
Source: Washington Sate Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 14;
Age: 4; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/9/2020;
Clinical Signs: Submandibular lymph node abscess open and draining; Confirmation Date: 3/19/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: Owner has placed self quarantine on farm.;

Alert ID: 1609
March 18, 2020
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Amelia County, VA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4114
Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 41;
Age: 26; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/15/2020;
Clinical Signs: Hind limb ataxia, Urine Dribbling; Confirmation Date: 3/17/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes:
On March 17, the State Veterinarian’s Office of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) confirmed one horse tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), the virus that causes Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy. The infected horse was at a boarding stable in Amelia County. The horse is receiving medical care and is stable. The boarding stable has been placed under quarantine. All exposed horses on the farm are being monitored twice daily for fever (temperature over 101.50 F) and other clinical signs. No additional Virginia horses have been exposed.;

Alert ID: 1608
March 18, 2020
Strangles
Eaton County, MI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4113
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 5;
Age: 22; Gender: Mare; Breed: Standardbred; Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/2/2020;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Nasal Discharge, Not Eating; Confirmation Date: Not Reported; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: The number of exposed horses is an estimate.;

Alert ID: 1607
March 17, 2020
Strangles
St. Lucie County, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4112
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 4;
Age: 10; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Percheron; Onset of Clinical Signs: 02/22/2020;
Clinical Signs: Nasal Discharge;

Notes: None;

Alert ID: 1606
March 17, 2020
Strangles
Leon County, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4111
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Exposed: 29;
Age: 8; Gender: Mare; Breed: Haflinger; Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/6/2020;
Clinical Signs: Submandibular Abscess Rupture;
Notes: None;

Alert ID: 1605
March 17, 2020
Equine Herpesvirus- Respiratory
Pottawattamie County, IA
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4109
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 29
Number Exposed: 30;
Age: 17; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Paint; Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/7/2020;
Clinical Signs: coughing, Fever, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: Not Reported; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This horse also tested positive for Equine Influenza in nasal secretions. ;

 

Alert ID: 1604
March 17, 2020
Equine Influenza
Pottawattamie County, IA
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Outbreak Identifier: 4108
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 9
Number Exposed: 15;
Age: 3; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/3/2020;
Clinical Signs: Coughing, Fever, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 3/7/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: The horse has also tested positive for EHV-4 in nasal secretions. ;