Interim ICC Report – December 18 #01 (03.12.18)

Canada
Equine Infection Anaemia (EIA)

On 21 November 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed a case of EIA in Athabasca County, Alberta. No clinical signs of disease were noted at the time of sampling. A CFIA investigation is underway as per program policy, and a quarantine has been placed on the infected animal and its on-premises contact animals. Initial reports indicate there are several equines on the affected premises. The quarantine will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing and ordering the destruction of positive cases.

 

France

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

On 30 November 2018, RESPE reported a case of EHV-4 respiratory infection in Isère. The affected horse presented with lymphadenopathy, nasal discharge and pyrexia. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasal swab. There are a total of 10 horses with clinical signs amongst a group of 50.

United Kingdom

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

On 29 November 2018, AHT confirmed a case of EHV-4 respiratory infection in Oxfordshire. The affected horse was unvaccinated and presented with a purulent nasal discharge and pyrexia. Positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab and the swab was also positive for Streptococcus Zooepidemicus. There had been three new arrivals on the yard in the preceding week and they also presented with similar clinical signs, but no further tests have been performed.

Kind regards

International Collating Centre