Interim Report – October 18 #13 (29.10.18)

France

Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Abortion

On 26 October 2018, RESPE reported a case of EHV-1 abortion on a stud premises in Calvados. The affected animal was a vaccinated seven-year-old Thoroughbred mare amongst a group of 11. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on placental tissue.

Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Infection

On 26 October 2018, RESPE reported a case of EHV-4 respiratory infection in Calvados. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe.

Strangles

On 26 October 2018, RESPE reported a case of strangles in Bouches-du-Rhône. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by culture on a nasal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe.

USA

West Nile Virus (WNV)

On 26 October 2018, The Office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian confirmed a case of WNV. A three-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Carlisle County showed an onset of clinical signs including lethargy and hindlimb ataxia. The horse is described as improving with a favourable prognosis.