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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: 1433
September 19, 2019
Boyle County, KY
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 7; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Paint; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/15/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia; Confirmation Date: 9/19/2019; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is Kentucky's first equine West Nile Case for 2019. The horse presented with a mild ataxia, which was a bit more pronounced in front limbs. For more information go to 
https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf ;

Alert ID: 1432
September 18, 2019
Portage County, OH
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 3; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Standardbred; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/29/2019;
Clinical Signs: Recumbency, Hind limb paraparesis, Faint Pulses in both hind limbs, Limbs were Cool to the Touch; Confirmation Date: 9/13/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: This is the third case of EEE in Ohio. The horse was vaccinated only 1 time in the spring with no booster given. No other animals appear affected at this time (9/18/19).
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Alert ID: 1431
September 18, 2019
Kalamazoo County, MI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 3; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Miniature Donkey ; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/1/2019;
Clinical Signs: Down, Unable to Rise, Curling Head to the Left, Eyes Moving Rapidly from side to side; Confirmation Date: 9/17/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;

Alert ID: 1430
September 18, 2019
Volusia County, FL
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 4; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Tarpan ; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/10/2019;
Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated;
Notes: This is the 4th equine case of WNV in Florida this year and the first for Volusia County. ;

Alert ID: 1429
September 17, 2019
Ventura County, CA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 5; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/13/2019;
Clinical Signs: Head Tilt, Altered Gait, Partial Facial Paralysis; Confirmation Date: 9/17/2019; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;

 

Alert ID: 1428
September 17, 2019
Hastings County, ON
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 5; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Mixed breed; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/24/2019;
Clinical Signs: Circling, Recumbency, Somnolence, Difficulty Moving; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;

Alert ID: 1427
September 17, 2019
Osceola County, FL
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 6; Gender: Mare; Breed: Paso Fino; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/30/2019;
Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the 3rd equine case of WNV in Florida this year and the first for Osceola County. ;

Alert ID: 1426
September 13, 2019
New London, CT
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 1; Gender: Mare; Breed: Friesian; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/7/2019;
Clinical Signs: Down, Unresponsive; Confirmation Date: 8/20/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated;
Notes: No history of recent travel.

Alert ID: 1425
September 13, 2019
New London County, CT
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 5; Gender: Mare; Breed: Miniature Horse; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/29/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Fever, Lethargy, Muscle Fasciculations; Confirmation Date: 9/4/2019; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated;
Notes: Horse is recovering well with treatment. ;

Alert ID: 1424
September 13, 2019
Windham County, CT
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 26; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/20/2019;
Clinical Signs: Neurologic Deficits, Weight Loss; Confirmation Date: 8/30/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated; Notes: Vaccinated by owner in May 2019, No history of travel.