Interim ICC Report – December 18 #07 (19.12.18)

Numerous Countries

Atypical Myopathy

On 19 December 2018, Liege University and RESPE reported 320 clinical cases compatible with the diagnosis of atypical myopathy. These cases were recorded in Austria (nine cases), Belgium (143 cases), Denmark (two cases), France (92 cases), Great-Britain (15 cases), The Netherlands (eight cases), in the Czech Republic (15 case), In Switzerland (seven cases) and Germany (28 cases).

If you are aware of a case, please declare the case:

– as an owner, via the link : http://labos.ulg.ac.be/myopathie-atypique/en/declare-case-owners/

– as a vet, via the link : http://labos.ulg.ac.be/myopathie-atypique/en/veterinarians/declare-case-veterinarian/

Canada

Strangles

On 14 December 2018, a veterinarian from the Provincial Veterinary Service reported a case of strangles in  the province of New Brunswick. The vet was called on 5 November to see a horse that presented  with inappetence and a swelling of the right parotid area. The horse was cultured positive for Streptococcus equi four days later. This horse was euthanased for other health reasons. The premises was put under quarantine. Three other horses on the farm were exposed to the positive case. One horse (a pony) showed clinical signs eight days later and was cultured positive. The two remaining horses on the farm were also sampled and one out of the two horses also cultured positive but both showed no clinical signs. Currently the two horses have not shown clinical signs and the pony has made a full recovery. The farm continues to be under quarantine and serial nasal swabs are planned before the quarantine is lifted.

UK

Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Respiratory Infection

On 18 December 2018, AHT confirmed a case of EHV-1 respiratory infection in Scotland. The affected horse was a five-year-old that presented with a chronic cough and nasal discharge. In-contact horses had a history of coughing and nasal discharge three weeks previous to this, but all improved with time and no further testing of these horses was required. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a guttural pouch lavage. A Streptococcus zooepidemicus co-infection was confirmed by PCR and culture and this is thought to be the primary cause of this cases clinical signs.

Kind regards

International Collating Centre