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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.



St Lawrence County, NY
Outbreak Identifier: 5803
Alert ID: 3238
August 25, 2023
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Animal Industry

Number Confirmed: 1; 
Number Exposed: Unknown; 
Age: 4; Gender: Gelding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/16/2023;
Clinical Signs: On 8/16, owner noticed horse wasn't well, not eating a lot and had trouble eating. Vet came to examine and noted: fever, dull mentation, head hanging low, possible loss of vision, camped under appearance of both front and rear legs. Horse fell over when asked to move. Euthanized on 8/17 due to poor prognosis.; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;