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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.


    

Equine Influenza
Waukesha and Rock County, WI
Alert ID: 2067
May 12, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Waukesha County
Number Confirmed:
2;
Notes: A farm at Waukesha County is reporting two confirmed cases of Equine Influenza. Veterinarians reported some horses from the barn had attended a show in Illinois April 16-18.;

 

Rock County
Number Confirmed: 1;
Notes: A horse at a barn in Rock County has tested positive for Equine Influenza. Horses from this barn had attended the same Illinois show April 16-18. WI does not generally issue a quarantine for influenza cases but does recommend a voluntary quarantine. DATCP recommends that veterinarians work with equine owners and stable owners or managers to implement enhanced biosecurity measures.

For more information about Equine Influenza go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EquineInfluenza_FINAL-Cobranded.pdf;

Strangles
Dane, Jackson, Kenosha, Racine, Rock and Walworth County, WI
Alert ID: 2066
May 12, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Number Confirmed: 1;
Notes: The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is reporting at least one confirmed case of Strangles in Dane, Jackson, Kenosha, Racine, Rock and Walworth Counties and one suspected case in Douglas County. WI does not generally issue a quarantine for strangles cases but does recommend a voluntary quarantine. DATCP recommends that veterinarians work with equine owners and stable owners or managers to implement enhanced biosecurity measures. For more information about Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf;

Equine Infectious Anemia
Refugio County, TX
Outbreak Identifier: 4676
Alert ID: 2065
May 11, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Texas Animal Health Commission

Number Confirmed: 6;
 Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); 
Horse Status: Euthanized; 
Notes: Texas Animal Health Commission (TACH) officials confirmed equine infectious anemia (EIA) in six Quarter Horses on one Refugio County premises on April 15, 2021. The premises has been quarantined and will not be released until TAHCS's requirements are met. TAHC staff are working closely with the owner and local veterinarian to monitor potentially exposed horses and implement biosecurity measures. For more information about EIA go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EIA%20Cobranded.pdf

Strangles
Shiawassee County, MI
Outbreak Identifier: 4675
Alert ID: 2064
May 10, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 15; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Paint;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 4/27/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the third confirmed case of strangles from a premises first reported as having strangles in February of 2021. It is unclear at this time how many horses, if any, may have been exposed and developed signs of strangles. For more information about Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf

Disease Related Regulations
Kentucky, KY
Alert ID: 2063
May 10, 2021
Information Only

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Effective Monday May 10, Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of State Veterinarian rescinds restrictions on horses originating from both Pimlico and Laurel. All horses from these facilities that meet the standard health requirements for Kentucky tracks and training centers (including EHV1 vaccination, 72hr Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, and valid negative EIA test) will be allowed unrestricted entry.

 

Equine Infectious Anemia
Shelby County, TN
Outbreak Identifier: 4674
Alert ID: 2062
May 08, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 2;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Horse Status: Not Reported;
Notes: For more information go to:  EIA factsheet.

Strangles
Levy County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4673
Alert ID: 2061
May 05, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 1;
Number Exposed: 8;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Notes: A horse at a boarding facility in Levy County has tested positive for Strangles. This is the 21st confirmed case of Strangles for Florida in 2021. For more information about Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf

Equine Influenza
Providence County, RI
Outbreak Identifier: 4672
Alert ID: 2060
May 04, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Rhode Island State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 4;
Number Suspected: 8;
Number Exposed: 4;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Confirmation Date: 5/4/2021; 
Notes: Several horses attended a show in New York and developed fevers upon return. The attending veterinarian examined and submitted samples for respiratory profiles on 4 clinical animals. Laboratory confirmed equine influenza on all the horses sampled. The state issued a quarantine of the affected farm on 5/4/21. For more information about Equine Influenza go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EquineInfluenza_FINAL-Cobranded.pdf;

Equine Herpesvirus- Respiratory
Hampshire County, MA
Outbreak Identifier: 4671
Alert ID: 2059
May 03, 2021
Information Only

Massachusetts State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 30;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Confirmation Date: 4/20/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive;

Notes: A horse at a boarding facility in Hampshire County tested positive for EHV-1. For more information about EHV-1 go to https://equinediseasecc.org/Content/ContentDocs/DiseaseFactsheet-%20EHV.pdf;

Strangles
Middlesex and Essex County, MA
Alert ID: 2058
May 03, 2021
Information Only

Massachusetts State Veterinarian

Middlesex County
Number Confirmed: 1;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Confirmation Date: 4/8/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive;
Notes: A horse at a boarding facility in Middlesex County has tested positive for Strangles. ;

 

Essex County
Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 25;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Confirmation Date: 4/12/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive;
Notes: A horse at a boarding facility in Essex County has tested positive for Strangles. For more information about Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf;