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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.


    

Strangles
Oakland County, MI
Outbreak Identifier: 5211
Alert ID: 2583
May 16, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 29; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Tennessee Walking Horses;
Clinical Signs: nasal discharge; Confirmation Date: 5/10/2022; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: A horse in Oakland County has tested positive for Strangles. For more information about Strangles go to: Strangles factsheet. 

Equine Influenza
Laramie County, WY
Outbreak Identifier: 5210
Alert ID: 2582
May 16, 2022
Information Only

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Notes: A horse at a private facility in Laramie County has tested positive for Equine Influenza. For more information about Equine Influenza go to: Equine Influenza factsheet. 

Equine Infectious Anemia
Rosemount No. 378, SK
Outbreak Identifier: 5209
Alert ID: 2581
May 12, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System

Number Confirmed: 1;
Notes: On May 4, 2022, positive equine infectious anemia (EIA) results were confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in Rosemount No. 378, Saskatchewan. The horse had been tested by an accredited veterinarian at the owner’s request to comply with an event pre-entry requirement. No clinical signs of disease were noted by the veterinarian at the time of sampling. Improved biosecurity protocols have been strongly recommended to the owner to help control the ongoing spread of EIA. A CFIA investigation is underway and as per program policy, movement controls have been placed on the infected horse and any on-premises contact animals. Initial reports indicate there are several other equines on the affected premises. Movement controls will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing and ordering the destruction of confirmed cases. Trace-out activities may require the CFIA to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current policy.;

Equine Infectious Anemia
Summit County, OH
Outbreak Identifier: 5208
Alert ID: 2580
May 12, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Ohio State Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 33;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Notes: A horse in Summit County has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. All horses in the boarding facility are quarantined pending serial testing by NVSL. For more information about EIA go to: EIA factsheet. 

Strangles
St Clair County, MI
Outbreak Identifier: 5207
Alert ID: 2579
May 09, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 1;
Number Exposed: 6;
Age: 2; Gender: Filly; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH);
Clinical Signs: decreased appetite, swelling in chest region (abscess); Confirmation Date: 4/27/2022; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Restrictions: No;
Notes: The date of onset is unclear and was reported as "several weeks previously" on May 6, 2022. Another horse at the premises had a draining submandibular abscess several weeks ago, but was not tested for Strangles. For more information about Strangles go to: Strangles factsheet. 

Rabies
Logan County, OK
Outbreak Identifier: 5206
Alert ID: 2578
May 09, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

State Veterinarian Office

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 3;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Usage: Rodeo; Onset of Clinical Signs: 4/27/2022;
Clinical Signs: Severely neurologic; Confirmation Date: 5/3/2022; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: The 3 additional horses on the premises who were in the same pasture have been placed under a 6 month official quarantine to monitor for signs of illness. For more information about Rabies go to: Rabies factsheet.;

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
DeKalb County, IN
Outbreak Identifier: 5205
Alert ID: 2577
May 07, 2022
Quarantine Released

Indiana State Board of Animal Health

Number Confirmed: 3;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Notes: Update on Alert ID 2504: No additional cases have been identified. Three horses remain under quarantine at a separate isolation facility, awaiting negative tests. All other horses on this premises have been released from quarantine. The premises was released from quarantine on May 2.;

Equine Influenza
Erie County, NY
Outbreak Identifier: 5204
Alert ID: 2576
May 06, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Suspected: 2;
Number Exposed: 1;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Age: 2; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse Cross; Usage: Trail Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 5/2/2022;
Clinical Signs: Fever cough nasal discharge. Was exposed to horse with snotty nose on trail ride.; Confirmation Date: 5/4/2022; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: For more information about Equine Influenza go to: Equine Influenza factsheet. 

Equine Influenza
Fremont County, CO
Outbreak Identifier: 5183
Alert ID: 2575
May 06, 2022
Outbreak Update

Bureau of Land Management

Number Confirmed: 129;
Facility Type: Public Venue;
Breed: Mustang;
Clinical Signs: A respiratory condition characterized by mild to moderate fever, coughing or nasal discharge, depression, labored breathing; Horse Status: 129 Deceased;
Notes: Update 5/6/2022: For an updated BLM situation report (5/5/2022) go to: https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/docs/2022-05/Canon%20City%20mortality_%20situation%20report%205_05_22.pdf

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Oneida County, NY
Outbreak Identifier: 5194
Alert ID: 2574
May 05, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 13;
Facility Type: Racetrack;
Notes: Three suspected cases of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1) have been identified at Vernon Downs Racetrack over the past three days. EHV-1 is a common viral infection that can cause respiratory disease, abortion in pregnant mares, and neurological disease. The virus does not affect people. Out of an abundance of caution, Vernon Downs has canceled live racing for May 6 and May 7. The New York State Gaming Commission and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets are both closely monitoring the situation. Vernon Downs management has quarantined potentially exposed horses and closed the stable area. On May 2, 2022, the first case was found deceased in its stall in Barn 19 at Vernon Downs. On May 3, 2022, another horse in the same barn developed neurologic symptoms and was humanely euthanized. Both horses were sent to Cornell University for a necropsy to determine the exact cause of death. On May 4, 2022, a third horse from the same barn exhibited neurologic symptoms and was sent to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals for examination and treatment. On May 4, 2022 the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center reported that a nasal/pharyngeal swab from the second horse tested positive for EHV-1. All three affected horses were stabled in Barn 19 at Vernon Downs and were trained by the same trainer. Vernon Downs security has quarantined all horses in Barn 19. Appropriate biosecurity measures will remain in place for 21 days after the resolution of clinical signs in all affected horses. No horses are allowed to enter or leave the stable area at this time. Clinically normal horses in Barn 19 will be allowed to train after all other horses have finished training, but no horses stabled in Barn 19 will be allowed to enter to race until they have cleared quarantine. Staff from the Commission and the Department of Agriculture and Markets are working with the trainer and racetrack operators to identify and locate additional horses that may have been in contact with the affected horses.; For more information go to EHM factsheet.