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Interim Report – May 2015 #9 (15.05.15)
Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Abortion
On 12th May 2015, an outbreak of EHV-1 abortion and neonatal foal death affecting three non-vaccinated mares was reported by Equi Focus Point Belgium in the Diest region of Belgium. Positive diagnoses were made by PCR on fetal lung and liver tissues.
On 15th May 2015, an outbreak of EHV-1 abortion that started on 5th May and has affected two non-vaccinated mares was reported by Equi Focus Point Belgium in the Liege region of Belgium. Positive diagnoses were made by PCR on fetal lung and liver tissues.
Glanders- Follow up report.
On 12th May 2015, The German Chief Veterinary Officer released a second follow-up report regarding the occurrence of Glanders in Germany. It reads:
The infection with B. mallei has been resolved from 27th January 2015. Epidemiological investigations and tests on traceabililty were initiated directly after the first positive finding of the serological blood test. It was established that the affected horse had never been moved to other EU Member States or third countries. A total of 398 contact horses were identified in other holdings in Germany. All contact horses have been tested and found to be negative for Glanders. In addition to this, tests for export to third countries were carried out on 4,694 horses in 2014 and 1,655 horses in 2015 up to 14th April 2015; they all tested negative for Glanders. It is intended to provide further data once the six-month period following euthanasia of the animal concerned is over. Neither in the framework of the passive monitoring (examinations of horses intended fo slaughter or found dead) nor in the movement of horses from another EU Member State or the import of horses from third countries have the competent authorities in Germany received any information on clinical signs that would have indicated the suspicion or outbreak of the notifiable disease Glanders The cause for the introduction of B. mallei was not able to be determined, despite intensive tracing and testing. The conclusion drawn from all tests carried out so far is that the case in question was an isolated case and that Germany will, once the six months from the date on which the animal was euthanased are over, once more declare itself free of Glanders.
Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Disease
On the 14th May 2015, the Animal Health Trust confirmed a case of EHV-4 respiratory disease in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The affected horse was a seven-year-old warmblood gelding that presented with clinical signs of pyrexia for the previous three days. Positive diagnosis was made by qPCR on a nasopharyngeal swab.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Neurological Disease
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has reported an outbreak of EHV-1 neurological disease at a horse stable in Warren County, Iowa. Several horses are believed to be affected. Remaining animals on the premises are being closely monitored and restrictions on movement of equids onto and off the premises are in place.
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