Disease 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.

Vermilion Parish County, LA
Outbreak Identifier: 5445
Alert ID: 2839
December 14, 2022
Outbreak Update

Veterinary Teaching Hospital and State Department of Agriculture

Number Suspected: Unknown; 
Number Exposed: Unknown; 
Clinical Signs: Update on previously affected horses. Confirmation of diagnosis is still pending. However, horses continue to show signs of illness. Currently 9 horses are hospitalized at LSU with additional horses showing more mild clinical signs receiving care on the affected property. Investigation of the feed is ongoing and has been transferred to the FDA. We ask that veterinarians with suspected cases please continue to report cases to Dr. Johnathan Roberts ([email protected]) and Dr. Rose Baker ([email protected]). For more information on botulism go to: https://www.equinediseasecc.org/botulism
Previous Alerts: 2834