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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
Leon, Sarasota and Alachua County, FL
Alert ID: 1937
January 14, 2021
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Leon County
Number Confirmed:
1;
Number Exposed: 33

Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/1/2021;
Clinical Signs: drain lymph node, Swollen Lymph Nodes; Confirmation Date: 1/5/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated;

Sarasota County
Number Exposed: 
15;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/9/2021;
Clinical Signs: Purulent Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 1/14/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; 

Alachua County
Number Exposed:
2;
Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/5/2021;
Clinical Signs: Purulent Nasal Discharge, Swollen Lymph Nodes; Confirmation Date: 1/8/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: For more information about Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf
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Equine Infectious Anemia
Rural Municipality of Kinistino, SK
Outbreak Identifier: 4565
Alert ID: 1936
January 14, 2021
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System

Number Confirmed: 1;
Notes: On January 7, 2021, 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 the rural municipality of Kinistino, Saskatchewan. The horse had been purchased in late summer and moved to the current premises along with a number of other horses. The horse was tested by an accredited veterinarian because it was exhibiting clinical signs that were compatible with EIA infection, it’s in a part of the province that has had several cases in at least four of the past ten years, and was associated with the pony chuck wagon industry in that area. 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 Herpesvirus- Respiratory
Pasco County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4564
Alert ID: 1935
January 13, 2021
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 1;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Age: 2; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Arabian;
Clinical Signs: Mild Anorexia, bilateral mucopurulent discharge, Fever; Confirmation Date: Not Reported; Horse Status: Recovering;
Notes:
The horse tested positive for EHV-4 and had no history of recent travel and no other horses on the property showing any clinical signs.;

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Oakland County, MI
Outbreak Identifier: 4528
Alert ID: 1934
January 11, 2021
Quarantine Released

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 18; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 11/15/2020;
Clinical Signs: Hind limb ataxia, Urine Retention; Confirmation Date: 11/18/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: Update 1.11.21: The quarantine placed on this premises in November has been released (officially released on January 4, 2021). All EHV-1 positive equids subsequently tested negative on two consecutive tests a minimum of 7 days apart and all exposed horses went 21 consecutive days without developing EHV-1.;

Equine Herpesvirus- Respiratory
Plymouth County, MA
Outbreak Identifier: 4563
Alert ID: 1933
January 11, 2021
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Massachusetts State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 5;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Confirmation Date: 12/31/2020; ;
Notes: A horse at a private facility in Plymouth County has tested positive for EHV-1. For more information about EHV-1 go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-%20EHV%20Cobranded%20.pdf ;

Strangles
Hillsdale County, MI
Outbreak Identifier: 4562
Alert ID: 1932
January 08, 2021
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 10; Gender: Mare; Breed: Hanoverian ; Onset of Clinical Signs: 12/21/2020;
Clinical Signs: Nasal Discharge, Draining Abscess; Confirmation Date: 1/5/2021; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: The horse traveled from Hillsdale County to Allegan County on 12/21/2020 and returned to the Hillsdale County premises on 12/28/2020 due to ownership changes.;

Strangles
Kent County, MI
Outbreak Identifier: 4561
Alert ID: 1931
January 06, 2021
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 11; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 12/24/2020;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 12/30/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: For more information on Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf;

Strangles
Ionia County, MI
Outbreak Identifier: 4560
Alert ID: 1930
January 06, 2021
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 3; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 12/24/2020;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 12/30/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: For more information about Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf;

Strangles
Carroll County, MD
Outbreak Identifier: 4559
Alert ID: 1929
December 30, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 3;
Number Exposed: 12;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Age: 19; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 12/20/2020;
Clinical Signs: Cough, Fever, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 12/28/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: For more information go to: https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf

 

 

Equine Influenza
Rocky View County, AB
Outbreak Identifier: 4558
Alert ID: 1928
December 29, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 4;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Age: 5; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Mixed breed; Onset of Clinical Signs: 12/20/2020;
Clinical Signs: coughing, Fever, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 12/21/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: Horse as recovered and is completing voluntary quarantine.  For more information go to:  
https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EquineInfluenza_FINAL-Cobranded.pdf