Interim ICC Report – April 2019 #01 (01.04.19)

Interim ICC Report – April 2019 #01 (01.04.19) – Report from France on EHV-4 Respiratory Infection. Equine Influenza & Strangles & from USA on EHV-1 Neurological Disease & Rabies



Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Infection

On 29 March 2019, RESPE reported one case of EHV-4 respiratory infection in a vaccinated horse on a premises in Yvelines.  Clinical signs included pyrexia and lymphadenopathy.  Positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab. There are a total of 59 in-contacts with a report of a further case with similar clinical signs.

Equine Influenza (EI)

On 1 April 2019, RESPE reported two outbreaks of EI.  The first on a premises in Allier affecting two Thoroughbreds.  The second on a premises in Tarn et Garonne affecting one animal. Clinical signs included nasal discharge.  Positive diagnoses were confirmed by PCR on nasopharyngeal swabs by LABEO Frank Duncombe.


On 1 April 2019, RESPE reported a case of strangles on a premises in Calvados.  Positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe.



Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV-1) Neurological Disease

The Idaho Department of Agriculture has confirmed a case of EHV-1 neurological disease in a 10-year-old Quarter horse mare in Ada County.  The mare presented with signs of pyrexia, ataxia, and urinary incontinence on 27 March.  The horse is still alive.  Vaccination status is unknown.  The mare travelled to Salty Dash Futurity in South Jordan, Utah from 15 March to 17 March.  She had not travelled anywhere else since returning from the Futurity and is currently under veterinary care at a private equine facility.



On 31 March 2019, EDCC confirmed a case of rabies on a Quarter Horse in Gordon County, GA.  The onset of clinical signs were confirmed on 9 March 2019, which included in-appetence, pyrexia, mild colic and pawing.  The animal has been euthanased.


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International Collating Centre