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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.



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Alert ID: 1192
March 05, 2019
Middlesex County, CT
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Affected: 1

Age: Yearling; Gender: Mare; Clinical Signs: Inappetance, lethargy, Draining Submandibular Lymph Nodes;

Notes: One horse at a private facility in Middlesex County has been confirmed positive for Strangles. No quarantines have been put in place.

Alert ID: 1191
February 28, 2019
Augusta County, VA
Ongoing Investigation
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Affected: 1;
Age: 6; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 2/12/2019;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Submandibular Abcess; Horse Status: Euthanized;
Notes: Horse has been located on farm for 5 weeks, was a new arrival.

 

Alert ID: 1190
February 28, 2019
Municipality of Meadow Lake, SK
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System

Number Affected: 5;
Notes: On February 22, 2019, positive EIA results were confirmed by the CFIA’s national reference laboratory for four horses located on a premises in the rural municipality of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. The horses were epidemiologically linked to a previously identified case in Alberta, and were sampled by the CFIA as part of an ongoing disease investigation. An additional positive result was reported on February 26, 2019, for an epidemiologically linked animal, which was exhibiting clinical signs of disease. All of the infected horses have the same owner, but one animal currently resides on a separate premises. As per program policy, a quarantine has been placed on the infected animals and the on-premises contact animals. The quarantine will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing and ordering the destruction of positive cases. Trace-out activities may require the CFIA to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current policy. For more information go to https://www.cahss.ca/surveillance/equine/

Alert ID: 1189
February 27, 2019
Lamar and Paulding Counties, GA
Quarantine Released
Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture

Notes: The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has updated information on the cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) discovered in Lamar County and Paulding County in 2018. The Department has released the quarantines on one remaining premise in Lamar County and one premise in Paulding County after follow up testing revealed no additional cases. There are no EIA-related quarantines in place in either county at this time.

 

 

Alert ID: 1188
February 21, 2019
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.

Alert ID: 1187
February 21, 2019
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. ;

 

Alert ID: 1185
February 20, 2019
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.

Alert ID: 1184
February 19, 2019
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.

Alert ID: 1183
February 19, 2019
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.

Alert ID: 1182
February 17, 2019
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.