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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: 2477
October 15, 2019
Ashtabula County, OH
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 2; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Friesian; Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/3/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Depression, Fever, Unresponsive, Couldn't Swallow; Confirmation Date: 10/11/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the fifth horse to test positive for EEE Virus in the state of Ohio in 2019 and the third horse to test positive for EEE in Ashtabula County for 2019. ;

 

Alert ID: 2476
October 15, 2019
Powell County, KY
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: Suckling Foal; Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse; Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/9/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Down, Progressive Decline; Confirmation Date: 10/15/2019; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is Kentucky's second equine West Nile Virus case for 2019. ;

Alert ID: 2475
October 15, 2019
St. Joseph and Allegan County, MI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Location: St. Joseph County
Number Confirmed:
2;
Age: 5; Gender: Mare; Breed: Standardbred; Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/1/2019;
Clinical Signs: Depression, Down, Unable to Rise; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: None;

Age: 3; Gender: Mare; Breed: Belgian; Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/1/2019;
Clinical Signs: Depression, Down, Unable to Rise; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: None;

 

Location: Allegan County 
Number Confirmed:
1;
Age: 24; Gender: Mare; Breed: Arabian Cross; Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/1/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Not Eating, Walking in Circles, Progressing to Being Down with an Inability to Get Up, Acting Sleepy; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: None;

 

Alert ID: 2474
October 15, 2019
Tuolumne County, CA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 5; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Azteca; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/2/2019;
Clinical Signs: Hypermetria, Irregular Gait, Muscle Loss; Confirmation Date: 10/9/2019; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: None;

 

Alert ID: 2473
October 14, 2019
Lake County, FL
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 12; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Friesian; Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/6/2019;
Clinical Signs: Neurological Signs; Horse Status: Recovering;
Notes: This is the 1st reported equine case for Lake County and the 8th case in Florida this year.;

Alert ID: 2472
October 12, 2019
Hillsborough County, NH
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Horse Status: Not Reported; Vaccination Status: Not Reported;
Notes: This is the second finding of EEE in a horse this year; the first was identified on August 28th in Northwood.

Alert ID: 2471
October 11, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Clear Creek County, 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 October 10, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Colorado counties 4 new premises in Clear Creek County. Additional suspect premises have been identified in Garfield, Larimer, and Morgan Counties. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-10-10-19.pdf

Alert ID: 2470
October 11, 2019
Burlington and Camden County, NJ
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: New Jersey Department of Agriculture

Location: Burlington County
Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 1; Gender: Mare; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: This is the 11th case of EEE in New Jersey for 2019. ;

Location: Camden County

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 3; Gender: Gelding; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: This is the 12th case of EEE in New Jersey for 2019. ;

 

Alert ID: 2469
October 09, 2019
Taylor County, WI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 11; Gender: Mare; Breed: Standardbred; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/25/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Difficulty Standing, Fever, Neurological Signs; Confirmation Date: 10/4/2019; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the 5th confirmed case of EEE in Wisconsin for 2019. ;

 

Alert ID: 2468
October 08, 2019
Tuscola, Jackson and Kent County, MI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Location: Tuscola County 
Number Confirmed:
1;
Age: 8; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Belgian; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/29/2019;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Rapid eye movement back and forth, Unable to Stand, Making paddling motion with legs; Confirmation Date: 10/7/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;


Location: Jackson County
Number Confirmed:
1;
Age: 7; Gender: Mare; Breed: Standardbred; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/29/2019;
Confirmation Date: 10/4/2019; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;

 

Location: Kent County
Number Confirmed:
1;
Age: 20; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Percheron; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/29/2019;
Clinical Signs: Inappetence, lethargy, Decreased Nerve Function; Confirmation Date: 10/4/2019; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: The horse died on October 2, 2019 from the disease. ;

 

Location: Jackson County 
Number Confirmed:
2;
Age: 5; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/26/2019;
Clinical Signs: Down, Unable to Rise, Acting Sleepy; Confirmation Date: 10/4/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: None;

Age: 5; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/26/2019;
Clinical Signs: Down, Unable to Rise, Horse described as running in place while down; Confirmation Date: 10/4/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;