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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.


February 22, 2016
Equine Herpes Viruses
El Paso , TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
El Paso EHV-1 Update: Neither EHV-1 test positive horse has developed neurologic signs to date. The remanning stable-mates continue daily monitoring with no new signs of infection.
February 22, 2016
Strangles
Marion County, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
On Feb 22, a new strangles positive premise was reported and confirmed with culture results in Marion County Florida. All horses on the property have been quarantined. This is the first reported case of strangles in Marion County and the sixth case for Florida in 2016.
February 19, 2016
Equine Herpes Viruses
El Paso County, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) in two horses in El Paso County. Both horses showed signs of respiratory illness, fever and nasal discharge, when evaluated by a local veterinarian. The horses tested positive for EHV-1 but neither horse showed signs of the neurologic form of the disease. The stable has been placed under movement restriction as a precaution, and all horses are being monitored daily.
February 18, 2016
Equine Herpes Viruses
Phoenix, AZ
Quarantine(ended)
(Phoenix) Today the Department of Agriculture lifted the quarantine at Turf Paradise Racetrack. The quarantine was implemented on January 28th, after three horses arrived from Dona Ana County, New Mexico where 74 horses have been diagnosed with Equine Herpes Virus. The quarantine was lifted following an investigation and determination that no other horses were affected by the virus.
February 18, 2016
Equine Herpes Viruses
DuPage County, IL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Update 2/17/16: On 2/16, the Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare received notification that another horse at the affected premises tested positive for EHV-1 and has been euthanized. This new finding results in a minimum 21 day extension of the quarantine. Go to https://www.agr.state.il.us/alerts
February 18, 2016
Equine Herpes Viruses
Athens, GA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Currently, the index case is the only one positive for EHV-1, EHM. Fourteen other premises with possibly exposed equine are still under quarantine with no clinical signs. Today, 2-17-16, the UGA Teaching Hospital, with my approval, released the 19 horses being held under the 14 day UGA quarantine. All 19 horses were asymptomatic for EHV clinical signs, had normal temperatures the entire quarantine period and tested negative by PCR for 3 consecutive days – day 15, 16 and 17. The horses will return to their individual homes and continue a 10 day self-quarantine. Additionally, there is a EHV-4 positive equine under a 28 day quarantine at the original premises.
February 17, 2016
Equine Herpes Viruses
Sunland Park, NM
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Today’s tally of EHV-1 confirmed positive horses is 74. Two of the horses confirmed today reside in Texas; they belong to a trainer who has horses at Sunland. The information on these two positive horses was submitted to the Texas Animal Health Commission for follow-up. To date, 17 barns have been released and 10 barns (including Frontera and Sunland) maintain their exposed status.
February 16, 2016
Equine Herpes Viruses
Chemung County, NY
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Feb 12, 2016: An aged Quarter Horse mare, from Chemung County, displaying only recurrent fever, inappetance and nasal discharge was confirmed positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on PCR. EHV-1 is a reportable disease in New York. The mare and all other horses on the farm are quarantined. Biosecurity measures and twice daily temperature monitoring are in place. NYS Dept of Ag & Markets will continue to monitor the situation.
February 15, 2016
Equine Herpes Viruses
Sunland Park, NM
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
The number of horses diagnosed positive for the EHV-1 to-date is 70. The number of horses that have been released from isolation is 15. Currently there are still 15 exposed barns. The surrounding facilities have not had any positive cases and have been released from quarantine after 21 days with no movement on or off premises.. Both Frontera and Sunland Park remain under quarantine.
February 13, 2016
Equine Herpes Viruses
Sundland Park, NM
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
The total tally of positive horses is 65, no new exposed barns for the past couple of days. Total number of barns released from “exposed” status is 11. Eight horses have been released from isolation to date. The outbreak is still within the quarantined perimeter.