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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.


February 21, 2019
Equine Herpesvirus
Schuyler County, NY
Quarantine Released
Source: New York Department of Agriculture and Markets

Notes: The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Animal Industry, released the Schuyler County premises from EHM quarantine on February 17, 2019. The affected animals are continuing to recover.

February 21, 2019
Strangles
Collier and Marion Counties, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Location: Collier County

Number Affected: 1
Notes: On February 8, 2019, one premises in Collier County was placed under quarantine due to clinical signs and a positive test result of Strangles. The horse became clinical on February 4th, shortly after arriving from a Louisiana kill pen. There are no other horses on the premises. ;

Location: Marion County

Number Affected: 1
Notes: On February 7, 2019, one premises in Marion County was placed under quarantine due to clinical signs and a positive test result of Strangles. There are 27 horses on the property with one showing clinical signs at this time. ;

 

February 21, 2019
Strangles
Collier and Marion Counties, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Location: Collier County

Number Affected: 1
Notes: On February 8, 2019, one premises in Collier County was placed under quarantine due to clinical signs and a positive test result of Strangles. The horse became clinical on February 4th, shortly after arriving from a Louisiana kill pen. There are no other horses on the premises. ;

 

Location: Marion County

Number Affected: 1
Notes: On February 7, 2019, one premises in Marion County was placed under quarantine due to clinical signs and a positive test result of Strangles. There are 27 horses on the property with one showing clinical signs at this time. ;

 

February 20, 2019
Strangles
Clark County, NV
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine

Source: Nevada Department of Agriculture

Notes: Two cases of Strangles have been reported at a facility in Clark County, Nevada.  There are over 12 presumptive other cases based on clinical signs at the same premise.  Clinical signs were first seen by a local veterinarian on 2/4/2019.  On 2/19/2019 one horse was reported to have died after exhibiting signs, although no confirmatory testing on cause of death were completed.  Strict biosecurity is being encouraged and the Nevada State Veterinarian has asked the facility to impose a voluntary hold on the movement of animals into and out of the premise.

February 19, 2019
Equine Herpesvirus
Morgan County, GA
Quarantine Released
Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture

Notes: Effective February 12th, the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division released the quarantine associated with Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) cases in Morgan County.

February 19, 2019
Equine Infectious Anemia
Fayette County, GA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture

Number Affected: 2
Notes: The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed two positive cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in quarter horses at a Fayette County facility. The affected horses were humanely euthanized. The remainder of the horses at the facility are under quarantine pending follow up testing in 60 days. This makes two confirmed cases for the year 2019.

February 17, 2019
Strangles
Macomb County, MI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Affected: 1
Age: 13; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Haflinger; Horse Status: Affected and Alive; Onset of Clinical Signs: 12/08/2018; Clinical Signs: Fever, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 12/13/2018;

Notes: 3 additional horses on the premises were exposed.

February 15, 2019
Strangles
Chelan County, WA
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture

Number Affected: 10 suspected; 3 confirmed
Age: 12; Breed: Arabian; Horse Status: Recovering;

Age: 4; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 12/23/2018; Clinical Signs: Submandibular Abcess; Horse Status: Recovering;

Age: 5; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Arabian; Onset of Clinical Signs: 2/10/2019; Clinical Signs: Submandibular Abcess; Horse Status: Affected And Alive;

Notes: Reporting vet indicated that up to 10 horses on the premises are affected. 3 have been cultured and confirmed positive. Additional horses are presumed positive based on clinical signs.;

February 13, 2019
Equine Infectious Anemia
Smith County, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Number Affected: 9

Breed: Quarter Horse;
Notes: Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in nine racing Quarter Horses located on a Smith County premises on January 31, 2019. 

February 13, 2019
Equine Influenza
World Equestrian Center, Clinton County, OH
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Affected: 3
Notes: Horses were moved to isolation at onset of clinical signs. All affected horses are up-to-date on EIV vaccines. All three horses tested negative for Streptococcus equi and EHV-.1/EHV-4; for more information go to https://worldequestriancenter.com/three-horses-with-equine-influenza-at-world-equestrian-center/