Interim ICC Report – January 19 #07 (14.01.19)

Belgium

Equine Influenza (EI)
On 11 January 2019, Equine Focus Point Belgium reported a case of EI on a premises in the Region of Liège. The affected horse presented with nasal discharge and pyrexia. Positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasal swab.

France

Equine Influenza (EI)
On 11 January 2019, RESPE reported three outbreaks of EI. The first was on a premises in Pas-de-Calais. There are a total of two confirmed cases, with one other showing similar clinical signs and 300 horses resident at the premises. Affected horses were vaccinated and aged between nine and 17-years old. They presented with coughing, nasal discharge and pyrexia.
The second outbreak was also in Pas-de-Calais. There was one laboratory confirmed case and one other case with similar clinical signs. The confirmed case was a yearling French Saddlebred that presented with coughing, nasal discharge and pyrexia. Vaccination status was not reported. There are a total of 20 horses on the premises.
The third outbreak was confirmed in Moselle. There were a total of three positive horses, confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe.

Strangles
On 11 January 2019, RESPE reported two separate cases of strangles. The first was in Calvados. The second case was in Mayenne. For both, positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe.

USA

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

On 11 January 2019, The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed a case of EHV-1 neurological disease in a Paint mare from Erie County, New York. The affected horse exhibited ataxia and falling and was confirmed positive for EHV-1 by PCR on a nasal swab. The mare and all other horses on the farm are quarantined. Biosecurity measures and temperature monitoring are in place. No horses have left the farm in the two weeks preceding the onset of the illness nor have left the farm after the diagnosis of this case. The mare has not travelled off of the farm recently. The New York State Dept of Agriculture and Markets will continue to monitor the situation.

Rabies:
The Cape May Department of Health in New Jersey has confirmed a case of rabies in a horse on a farm in Rio Grande, Cape May County in the state. The horse tested positive for the virus 8 January 2019. The New Jersey Department of Health and Department of Agriculture are addressing all issues relating to this case, including exposure controls, prophylactic measures, and animal quarantine.

Kind regards
International Collating Centre