Interim ICC Report – December 18 #08 (21.12.18)

France
Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Infection
On 21 December 2018, RESPE reported a case of EHV-4 respiratory infection on a premises in Landes. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO-Frank Duncombe.

Equine Influenza (EI)
On 21 December 2018, RESPE reported an outbreak of EI on a riding school premises in Pas-de-Calais. The laboratory confirmed horse is an unvaccinated four-year-old French Saddlebred with clinical signs of coughing, nasal discharge and pyrexia. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab. There are a total of 14 horses affected, amongst a group of 50. Control measures include; standstill of movements, quarantine and epidemiological investigations.

Strangles
On 20 December 2018, RESPE reported two separate cases of strangles. Both cases were on separate premises in Calvados. Positive diagnoses were confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO-Frank Duncombe.

On 21 December 2018, RESPE reported an outbreak of strangles on a premises in Meuse. Two horses have laboratory confirmation of disease, by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab. They are two and 14-years-old French Saddlebreds that presented with coughing, nasal discharge and pyrexia. There are a total of five horses with clinical signs, amongst a group of 50.

UK
Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Infection
On 21 December 2018, AHT confirmed a case of EHV-4 respiratory infection on a premises in Scotland. The affected horse is a recently acquired yearling Thoroughbred that presented with a cough, lymphadenopathy, mucopurulent nasal discharge and pyrexia and is unvaccinated against EHV. Positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab.

USA
Strangles
On 20 December 2018, The Rhode Island State Veterinarian reported a barn at a stable in Providence County, RI is under quarantine after confirmation of a strangles case by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab. The horse is a two-year-old miniature mare that was recently imported by a rescue group and was sourced at an auction in Pennsylvania. It was housed in an isolation barn at the boarding facility that houses about 50 horses and was placed into isolation upon arrival and has not had contact with any other horses at the farm.

 

Kind regards
International Collating Centre