Equine Influenza in Oregon and Washington

The Equine Disease Communication Center reported confirmed cases of equine influenza in Linn County, Oregon, and Thurston County, Washington.

Equine influenza was confirmed in Oregon and Washington state in late October. iStock

The Equine Disease Communication Center reported confirmed cases of equine influenza in Linn County, Oregon, and Thurston County, Washington.

In Oregon, the attending veterinarian at a Linn County facility confirmed one case of equine influenza and 10 suspect cases. The confirmed case was in a 9-year-old Quarter Horse gelding that had onset of clinical signs on October 21 that included cough, fever and nasal discharge. The gelding was confirmed with flu on October. 22. The unvaccinated gelding is recovering.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture confirmed that a horse at a private facility in Thurston County tested positive for equine influenza.

For more information about equine influenza see this AAEP Fact Sheet.

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