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Interim Report – August 2016 #14 (24.8.16)
Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE)
WNE has been diagnosed in New Jersey, South Carolina and Louisiana. New Jersey recorded its first case of EEE in 2016 in an eight-year-old mare in Morris County. The horse which had not been vaccinated, had to be euthanased.
Two new cases of EEE were diagnosed in S. Carolina, one in Chesterfield County and the other in Horry County. The former was a ten-year-old Paint which did not survive. The case in Horry County was a one and a half-year-old Quarter horse. The latest cases bring the state’s running total to fourteen.
A case of EEE has been diagnosed in a horse in Orange County, Texas. No additional information regarding vaccination history or clinical outcome of this case is currently available.
Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV1) Neurological Disese
A case of EHV-1 neurological disase has been confirmed in a horse admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Pullman, Washington State. The index case is an 18 year-old Quarter horse mare from Newport, Washington, that had been competing in rodeo events until it became ill. It has had to be euthanased.
West Nile Encephalitis (WNE)
Cases of WNE have been reported from Minnesota and California. Five additional cases of the disease were confirmed in Minnesota. These included the following: a six-year-old. unvaccinated Standardbred gelding in Todd County; a four-year-old unvaccinated draft mare in Polk County; an unvaccinated eight-year-old Quarter horse gelding in Renville County that has been euthanased: an unvaccinated Morgan mare in Winona County; and an unvaccinated eight-year-old Appaloosa gelding in Chicago County. The total number of cases of the disease in Minnesota currently stands at seven.
Seven additional cases of WNE have been confirmed in California. The positive cases were in Fresno, Calaveras, Riverside, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sutter and Ventura counties. Two of the cases have had to be euthanased. None of the horses were current on their WNE vaccinations The latest cases brings the state’s total in 2016 to eight.
A second case of WNE has been diagnosed in Wisconsin in 2016. The affected animal was a four-yearl-old mixed breed (Standard/Belgian) unvaccinated gelding in Clark County. The horse which displayed signs of ataxia and became recumbent, has died despite symptomatic treatment.
The first case of WNE in Utah has been reported by the State Veterinarian. The index case is located in Uintah County; it was a four-year-old unvaccinated Quarter horse gelding that had to be euthanased for humane reasons.
A case of rabies was confirmed in a four-year-old Quarter horse gelding from Caddo County, Oklahoma. It presented with pyrexia, depression and ataxia. The horse was not up to date for vaccinations against rabies. It died and its brain was positive on direct fluorescent antibody testing for rabies virus.
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