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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.


October 09, 2017
Strangles
Levy and Lake Counties, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

On September 25th, 2017, one premise in Lake County, Florida and one premise in Levy County, Florida were placed under quarantine for clinical signs and positive PCR confirmation of Strangles. Each premise had one horse develop clinical signs after riding on a horse trailer together from Louisiana. This is the 4th case for Lake County, the 3rd case for Levy County, and the 28th and 29th cases for the state of Florida.

October 09, 2017
West Nile Virus
Collier County, FL
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

On September 30th, 2017, one horse in Collier County, Florida was confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The horse was recovered by Collier County Animal Services after Hurricane Irma and became clinical on 9/22/2017. The vaccination history is unknown.

October 09, 2017
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Levy County, FL
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

On September 20th, 2017, one horse in Levy County Florida was confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The horse became clinical on 9/19/2017. The vaccination history is unknown.

October 09, 2017
West Nile Virus
Garrod County, KY
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: The Kentucky Department of Agriculture

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has reported a confirmed case of equine West Nile virus. An adult Tennessee Walking Horse cross with no WNV vaccination history in Garrod County showed an onset of clinical signs on September 30th. The horse went down with proprioceptive deficits and was euthanized. This is the 14th confirmed case of equine WNV reported in KY in 2017.

October 07, 2017
Equine Infectious Anemia
Bedford County, TN
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: The Tennessee Department of Agricultures

The Tennessee Department of Agricultures confirmed one horse with Equine Infectious Anemia in Bedford County. 

October 07, 2017
West Nile Virus
Davidson, Knox Counties, TN
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Tennessee Department of Agriculture

The Tennessee Department of Agricultures confirmed two cases of West Nile Virus, one in Davidson County and one in Knox County. For more information go to:  https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf

 

 

October 06, 2017
West Nile Virus
Cherokee County, SC
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: South Carolina State Veterinarians Office

The South Carolina State Veterinarian’s office has received laboratory confirmation for West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse in Cherokee County. The 17 year old unvaccinated mare is alive but progressively deteriorating. This is the 4th case of WNV for South Carolina in 2017.

 

October 06, 2017
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Shawano County, WI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has confirmed equine case #21 of Eastern Equine Encephalitis for 2017.An 11-year-old unvaccinated QH mare from Shawano County was stumbling and generally ataxic on 10/2.  The veterinarian sampled and treated the mare that day.  The mare went down on 10/3 and was euthanized later that day. No quarantine was issued.

 

October 04, 2017
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Price County, WI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has confirmed Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a vaccinated 7-year old Quarter Horse mare in Price county. The mare was vaccinated in March 2017, and on 9/6/2017 was found down. The mare was treated on 9/6/17 and got up on 9/17/17. The mare is still neurologic (hypermetric and hyperesthetic) and because the mare is pregnant she is being treated in hopes of having a normal foal.  Conformation of EEE was from NVSL. 

October 04, 2017
West Nile Virus
Jefferson and Clark Counties, WI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has confirmed West Nile Virus in two horses. The first is an 11-year old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding with signs of incoordination, hyperesthesia and being very subdued on 9/23/17 in Jefferson County. The horse was treated and is recovering.  The second horse is an unvaccinated Standardbred stallion  in Clark County found down and unable to rise on 9/1/17. The horse was being treated and was continuing to eat and drink but unable to rise a week later with current outcome unknown. Confirmation of WNV in both cases was from NVSL.