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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.



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Alert ID: 1181
February 15, 2019
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.;

Alert ID: 1180
February 13, 2019
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. 

Alert ID: 1179
February 13, 2019
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/

Alert ID: 1178
February 13, 2019
Hamilton County, IN
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Affected: 2
Age: 8; Gender: Mare; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Clinical Signs: Coughing, Fever, Nasal Discharge; Horse Status: Affected And Alive;

Age: 20; Gender: Mare; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Clinical Signs: Fever, Mild Nasal Discharge; Horse Status: Affected And Alive;
Notes: This is a third facility in Hamilton County affected by Equine Influenza. Horses recently

returned from World Equestrian Center - Ohio.

Alert ID: 1177
February 13, 2019
Ripley County, IN
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Affected: 3

Notes: All affected horses are alive. The horses had recently returned from the World Equestrian Center in Ohio.

Alert ID: 1176
February 13, 2019
Hamilton County, IN
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Affected: 3
Notes: This is an outbreak of Equine Influenza at a separate facility in Hamilton County. The horses had recently returned from the World Equestrian Center in Ohio.

Alert ID: 1175
February 12, 2019
Red Deer County, AB
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Number Affected: 1
Notes: The horse had been sampled by the CFIA to comply with export conditions and no clinical signs of the disease were reported at the time of sampling. Positive result was confirmed on 2/6/2019.

Alert ID: 1174
February 07, 2019
Pierce County, WA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Source:  Washington State Department of Agriculture

Number Affected: 2

Onset of Clinical Signs: 2/4/2019; Clinical Signs: Nasal discharge; Horse Status: Affected and Alive; Notes: None;

Alert ID: 1173
February 07, 2019
Gulfstream Park, Broward County, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Affected: 1
Notes: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) confirmed a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) result this week on a horse at Gulfstream Park in Broward County, Florida. A quarantine has been placed on the infected animal and its on-premises contacts. The quarantine will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing. Trace-out activities may require FDACS to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current program policy. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.;

Alert ID: 1172
February 06, 2019
Hamilton, IN
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

Number Affected: 1

Age: 10; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Onset of Clinical Signs: Not Reported;
Clinical Signs: coughing, Fever, Nasal Discharge; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Not Reported;
Notes: None;