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Disease Outbreak 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.

Alert ID: 1359
August 19, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Albany and Sweetwater Counties, WY
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on August 15, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in 1 new premises in Albany County and 1 new premises in Sweetwater County. Additional suspect premises have been identified in Converse and Platte County. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-8-15-19.pdf
Alert ID: 1358
August 19, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Bosque, Dallas and McLennan Counties, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
Notes: The USAD Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on August 15, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Texas counties: 1 new premises in Bosque County, 2 new premises in Dallas County, and 1 new premises in McLennan County . Additional suspect premises have been identified in Bastrop, Bell, Guadalupe, Travis and Williamson County. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-8-15-19.pdf
Alert ID: 1357
August 19, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
San Miguel and Taos Counties, NM
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on August 15, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following New Mexico counties: 1 premises in San Miguel County and 2 premises in Taos County. Additional suspect premises have been identified in San Juan County. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-8-15-19.pdf
 
Alert ID: 1356
August 19, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Scottsbluff County, NE
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
Notes:  The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on August 15, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in 1 new premises in Scottsbluff County Nebraska. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-8-15-19.pdf
Alert ID: 1355
August 19, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Arapahoe, Delta, Douglas, Gunnison, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Mineral and Weld Counties, CO
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on August 15, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Colorado counties: 1 new premises in Arapahoe County, 1 premises in Delta County, 5 premises in Douglas County, 1 new premises in Gunnison County, 11 premises in Jefferson County, 1 premises in Larimer County, 3 premises in Mesa County, 1 new premises in Mineral County, and 1 premises in Weld County. Additional suspect premises have been identified in Archuleta, Boulder, Delta, Douglas, Jefferson, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, and Weld Counties. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-8-15-19.pdf

Alert ID: 1354
August 18, 2019
Macon County, NC
Suspected Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Exposed: 20;

Age: 4; Gender: Mare; Breed: Tennessee Walking Horses; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/16/2019;
Clinical Signs: Dysphagia, Fever, Inappetance, Nasal Discharge, Salivation, Sublinqual lymph node swelling;  Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Not Reported;
Notes: Mare came from breeding facility 3 weeks ago in Shelbyville, TN. 

Age: Suckling Foal; Gender: Mare; Breed: Tennessee Walking Horses; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/16/2019; Clinical Signs: Coughing, Edema, Sublinqual lymph node swelling;  Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Not Reported;
 

Alert ID: 1353
August 17, 2019
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, ON
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Number Confirmed: 1;
Clinical Signs: Neurological Signs; Confirmation Date: 8/10/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: EEE was confirmed in a horse located in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. The unvaccinated mare was euthanized following the sudden onset and progression of neurological signs.

Alert ID: 1352
August 16, 2019
Tolland County, CT
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 10;
Age: 15; Gender: Mare; Breed: Mustang; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/11/2019;
Clinical Signs: Difficulty Breathing, Fever, Unable to Stand, Needing Assistance to Stand, Circling and Staggering Aimlessly; Confirmation Date: 8/11/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized;
Notes: None;

Alert ID: 1351
August 16, 2019
Oswego County, NY
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: Yearling; Gender: Mare; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/10/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Blindness, Dullness; Confirmation Date: 8/15/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: This is New York's first case of EEE in 2019.

Alert ID: 1350
August 15, 2019
Fairfield County, CT
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: Not Reported;
Age: 12; Gender: Not Reported; Breed: Draft-cross; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/3/2019;
Clinical Signs: lethargy, Muscle Fasciculations, Poor Appetite, Profuse Sweating, Rapid Heart Rate; Confirmation Date: Not Reported; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: The horse was last vaccinated for WNW in May 2019. The horse was relocated to a referral center for specialized medical treatment and is recovering well. This is Connecticut's first case of WNV for 2019. For more information go to https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOAG/Press-Room/Press-Releases/2019/ForImmediateReleaseEquineVirusesConfirmed81419FINAL.pdf