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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.


    

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Jackson County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4727
Alert ID: 2105
June 23, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Age: 2; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/16/2021;
Clinical Signs: Inability to Stand, Tremors; Confirmation Date: 6/23/2021; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: This is the 7th confirmed EEE case for Florida in 2021. For more information about EEE go to the EEE factsheet. 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Lake County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4725
Alert ID: 2104
June 22, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Age: 18; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Pony; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/3/2021;
Clinical Signs: Depression, Inability to Stand, incoordination; Confirmation Date: 6/21/2021; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: This is the 6th confirmed case of EE for Florida in 2021.
For more information about EEE go to the factsheet.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, ON
Outbreak Identifier: 4726
Alert ID: 2103
June 22, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 26;
Clinical Signs: Mild Muscle Fasciculations, Recumbency, Somnolence; Confirmation Date: 06/17/2021; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: On June 17, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a 26-year-old horse located in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. For more information about EEE go to the factsheet.;

Equine Influenza
Miami County, KS
Outbreak Identifier: 4724
Alert ID: 2102
June 18, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 1;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Age: 14; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Paint; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/16/2021;
Clinical Signs: Cough, Fever, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 6/17/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown;
Notes: For more information go to: Equine Influenza factsheet

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Maricopa County, AZ
Outbreak Identifier: 4723
Alert ID: 2101
June 18, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Arizona State Veterinary Office

Number Confirmed: 1;
Notes: A horse in Maricopa County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. For more information about EEE go to the EEE factsheet. 

Equine Influenza
Hamilton County, OH
Outbreak Identifier: 4722
Alert ID: 2100
June 18, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Suspected: 20;
Number Exposed: 2;
Facility Type: Farm;
Age: 9; Gender: Mare; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/7/2021;
Clinical Signs: bilateral mucopurulent discharge, Cough; Confirmation Date: 6/15/2021; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: A horse at a farm in Hamilton County has tested positive for Equine Influenza. A voluntary quarantine is taking place at the barn for the entire herd. ;

Strangles
Strafford County, NH
Outbreak Identifier: 4721
Alert ID: 2099
June 17, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Exposed: 2;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Age: 25; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/15/2021;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Unilateral Mucopurulent Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 6/17/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;


Age: 15; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/15/2021;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Unilateral Mucopurulent Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 6/17/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: For more information about Strangles go to the Strangles Factsheet;

Equine Influenza
Hamilton County, OH
Outbreak Identifier: 4720
Alert ID: 2098
June 17, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Attending Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 3;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Age: 10; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Peruvian Paso; Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/6/2021;
Clinical Signs: Cough, Fever; Confirmation Date: 6/9/2021; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated (2/26/2021);
Notes: None. For more information go to: Equine Influenza factsheet

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Levy County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 4719
Alert ID: 2096
June 16, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 3;
Facility Type: Private Facility;
Notes: This is the 5th confirmed case of EEE for Florida in 2021. For more information go to:  EEE factsheet

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Cobb County, GA
Outbreak Identifier: 4718
Alert ID: 2095
June 14, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 46;
Facility Type: Boarding Facility;
Horse Status: Euthanized;
Notes: The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division received confirmation of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic disease linked to equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), in a Cobb County equine on June 11, 2021. The affected equine was humanely euthanized. The facility is under quarantine and being monitored by GDA and the attending private practitioner. For more information about EHM go to the EHM Factsheet.