Interim ICC Report – December 18 #09 (27.12.18)

France

Strangles

On 24 December 2018, RESPE confirmed a case of strangles in Calvados. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe.

USA

Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Neurological Disease

On 19 December 2018, the Indiana State Veterinarian confirmed EHV-1 neurological disease in a nine-year-old Belgian mare in LaGrange County, Indiana. The mare had an onset of clinical signs including recumbency, ataxia and general neurological signs. The mare and two other untested horses with similar signs were treated. All three are recovering. Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) placed a quarantine on the premises on 20 December 2018 and the 21-day protocol of twice-daily temperatures is being followed. There is no evidence of spread off the farm. The situation is being monitored by BOAH and private practicing veterinarians. Testing at Antech Laboratories via UC Davis confirmed EHV-1 on a nasal swab by PCR.

Strangles

On 26 December 2018, The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported an outbreak of strangles on a premises in Okaloosa County. The premises was placed under quarantine and the positive diagnosis was confirmed by culture. Of the 31 horses under quarantine, 13 have shown clinical signs.

 

On 21 December 2018, The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported three quarantines for Strangles. On 20 December, one premises in Marion County was placed under quarantine after one horse presented with clinical signs of Strangles with a positive PCR test result. Six of the 93 quarantined horses on the property are currently clinical for Strangles. On 20 December, 2018, one premises in Pinellas County was placed under quarantine after one horse presented with clinical signs of Strangles with a positive culture test result. Two of the 28 quarantined horses on the property are currently clinical for Strangles. On 19 December 2018, one premises in Palm Beach County was placed under quarantine after one horse presented with clinical signs of Strangles with a positive PCR test result. One of the 29 quarantined horses on the property is currently clinical for Strangles.

Kind regards

International Collating Centre