Interim ICC Report – January 19 #03 (07.01.19)

Belgium

Equine Influenza (EI)

On 7 January 2019, Equi Focus Point Belgium reported a case of EI on a premises in West Flanders. The affected horse presented with coughing, lymphadenopathy, nasal discharge and pyrexia. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasal swab. There have reportedly been several cases over a short period of time, in vaccinated and unvaccinated horses. Unvaccinated horses showed more severe symptoms including high fevers.

France

Strangles

On 4 January 2019, RESPE reported a case of strangles on a premises in Manche. The affected horse is a three-year-old French Trotter. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab. There are a total of three affected, amongst a group of 15.

Germany

Equine Influenza (EI)

On 7 January 2019, Labor Dr. Böse GmbH reported an outbreak of EI on a premises in the federal state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The affected horses were one mare, one pregnant mare and two geldings from the same premises that presented with pyrexia and respiratory disease. Positive diagnoses were confirmed by PCR on nasal swabs by Labor Dr. Böse GmbH.

 

United Kingdom

Equine Influenza (EI)

On 7 January 2019, AHT confirmed a case of EI on a premises in Derbyshire. The affected horse is an unvaccinated 11-year-old Irish Draft that presented with a harsh cough, nasal discharge and pyrexia. The positive diagnosis was made by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab. There are a total of 14 in contacts, of which 12 are vaccinated.

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International Collating Centre