Multiple Rhode Island Equine Influenza Cases in Show Horses at a Boarding Facility

There are a potential dozen cases of equine influenza, including confirmed cases in four horses that traveled to a show in New York from Providence County, Rhode Island.
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Providence County Rhode Island

Four horses were confirmed with equine influenza at a boarding facility in Providence County, Rhode Island, and eight other horses at the facility were suspected of having equine influenza.

The Rhode Island State Veterinarian confirmed four cases of equine influenza at a boarding facility in Providence County. There also are eight suspected cases at that facility. Confirmation was on May 4, 2021.

Several horses attended a show in New York and developed fevers upon return. The attending veterinarian examined and submitted samples for respiratory profiles on four clinical animals. The laboratory confirmed equine influenza on all the horses sampled. The state issued a quarantine of the affected farm on May 4.

For more information about equine influenza read this Fact Sheet.

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

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