Interim Report – November 18 #01 (01.11.18)
Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Respiratory Infection
On 29 October 2018, RESPE reported a case of EHV-1 respiratory infection on a premises in Lot. The affected horse presented with coughing, nasal discharge and pyrexia. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe. The NP swab was also positive for EHV-4.
Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Infection
On 29 October 2018, RESPE reported an outbreak of EHV-4 respiratory infection on a premises in Orne. Four horses were confirmed positive by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe.
On 31 October 2018, RESPE reported two separate outbreaks of EHV-4 respiratory infection. The first was on a premises in Orne and the affected horse presented with nasal discharge. The second report involved five horses confirmed positive from a premises also in Orne. The affected horses presented with coughing, dyspnoea and nasal discharge. For all cases, positive diagnoses were made by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe.
West Nile Virus (WNV)
On 30 October 2018, RESPE reported a case of WNV in Bouches-du-Rhône France. The affected horse presented with clinical signs consistent with disease. Positive diagnosis was confirmed by ELISA.
On 30 October 2018, The Washington State Department of Agriculture confirmed a case of strangles. The affected horse is a 17-year old Arabian gelding in Pierce County, Washington. The horse had nasal discharge, a fever and had a positive culture. A second horse was exposed and both are in voluntary quarantine. The vaccination history is unknown.
West Nile Virus (WNV)
|Location||Report Date||Signalment||Clinical Signs||Vaccination||Diagnostics||Further Information||Source|
|Kent County, DE||29 October||1yo Standardbred filly||Ataxia, muscle fasciculations, recumbency||No||IgM Capture ELISA and PCR||Euthanased||DE State Veterinarian|
|Cuyahoga County, OH||29 October||4yo TB gelding||Muscle fasciculations, recumbency||No||Post mortem||Euthanased||Office of the OH State Veterinarian|
|Licking County, OH||29 October||7yo Quarter Horse gelding||Lethargic, recumbency||No||IgM Capture ELISA||Recovering||Office of the OH State Veterinarian|
|Holmes County, OH||29 October||10yo Paint Gelding||Recumbency||No||IgM Capture ELISA||Died||Office of the OH State Veterinarian|
|Holmes County, OH||29 October||7yo Percheron mare||Recumbency||No||IgM Capture ELISA||Died||Office of the OH State Veterinarian|
|Carroll County, OH||29 October||16yo Paint Gelding||Recumbency||No||IgM Capture ELISA||Euthanased||Office of the OH State Veterinarian|
|Rockcastle County, KY||30 October||5yo Tennessee Walking Horse mare||Muscle fasciculations||No||NK||Euthanased||KY State Veterinarian|
|Hardin County, KY||30 October||12yo Tennessee Walking Horse mare||Ataxia, muscle fasciculations||No||NK||Improving||KY State Veterinarian|
|Bryan County, OK||31 October||3yo Quarter Horse mare||Severe neurological signs||NK||NK||Euthanased||OK Department of Agriculture|
|Garvin County, OK||31 October||1yo Quarter Horse Stallion||Moderate neurological signs||No||NK||NK||OK Department of Agriculture|
|Payne County, OK||31 October||12yo Warmblood gelding||Severe neurological signs||Yes||NK||Euthanased||OK Department of Agriculture|
|Osage County, OK||31 October||2yo Quarter Horse gelding||Severe neurological signs||NK||NK||Euthanased||OK Department of Agriculture|
|Grady County, OK||31 October||3yo Clydesdale/Hackney mare||Mild neurological signs||Yes||NK||NK||OK Department of Agriculture|
|Logan County, OK||31 October||2yo Quarter Horse mare||Severe neurological signs||No||NK||Recovering||OK Department of Agriculture|
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