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Interim Report – May 2016 #8 (23.5.16)
Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Disease
On 23rd May 2016, Réseau d’Epidémio-Surveillance en Pathologie Equine (RESPE) reported one case of EHV-4 respiratory disease on premises in Saône-et-Loire, France. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on broncoalveolar fluid by LABEO-Frank Duncombe.
Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Neurological Disease
25th April: A seventh horse was confirmed EHV-1 positive at Parx Racetrack, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA. The animal which had been in the index barn was moved to an on-site quarantine area. Another horse at the track that had been accommodated in the second quarantined barn and which had developed a fever, tested negative for EHV-1.
6th May: Three aged mares on a farm in Erie County, New York that exhibited neurological signs were confirmed positive for EHV-1 on PCR. One of the affected animals was euthanased on humane grounds. The farm was placed under quarantine restrictions and appropriate biosecurity measures and twice daily temperaturing have been implemented.
12th May: A horse on a premises in Palm Beach County, Florida developed neurological signs and was confirmed positive for EHV-1 on PCR. An additional 18 horses on the index premises currently are clinically normal. The affected animal was euthanased on humane grounds. Appropriate biosecurity measures and twice daily temperaturing have been implemented. The premises has been quarantined.
13th May: A horse in Washington County, Wisconsin that developed neurological signs was confirmed positive for EHV-1 on PCR. The affected animal was euthanased. Three other horses sharing the same barn have spiked fevers and are under observation. They are being held in isolation from an unspecified number of other horses in the same barn. The affected premises has been quarantined.
Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE)
The second case of EEE to be confirmed in Florida in 2016 was reported in a two year old unvaccinated mustang in Osceola County. The index case which began exhibiting clinical signs 6th May has been euthanased.
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced 21st May the discovery of a case of EIA in a horse on an equine facility in Enon Valley, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. A total of 34 other equids ( horses, miniature horses, and donkeys)are on the index premises which has been put under quarantine for at least 60 days pending the outcome of additional testing. The index case had been stabled at the farm for the past three years.
29th April: A premises in Marion County, Florida was placed under quarantine restrictions because of strangles. Two of nine horses on the premises are clinically affected with the disease. The premises has been quarantined.
2nd May: A case of strangles was confirmed in a horse on a premises in Alachua County, Florida. Four other horses on the premises remain clinically normal. The affected premises has been placed under quarantine. This is the 16th case of strangles to be confirmed in Florida in 2016.
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