Equine Influenza Confirmed in Oregon Pony

A pony gelding was confirmed with equine influenza in Deschutes County, Oregon.

A pony gelding was confirmed with equine influenza in Deschutes County, Oregon. iStock

An attending veterinarian reported to the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) a confirmed case of equine influenza in Deschutes County, Oregon. There were five other horses suspected of having influenza at the private facility and 10 horses exposed.

Equine influenza was confirmed in a 5-year-old pony gelding used for pleasure riding. He had onset of clinical signs on April 6 that included fever, cough, inappetence and nasal discharge. He was confirmed with equine influenza on April 12. 

The pony was undervaccinated and is in isolation.

For more information on equine influenza read this EDCC Fact Sheet.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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