Potomac horse fever was confirmed in two horses in Lewis County, Washington, according to the attending veterinarian.
Two horses were confirmed at a private facility. One was a 17-year-old Quarter Horse gelding that had onset of clinical signs on October 28 that included diarrhea, inappetence and weight loss. The horse was confirmed with Potomac horse fever on November 7 and is recovering.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture confirmed one case of Pigeon fever in Pierce County. Two other horses were exposed.
A horse at a rescue facility in Pierce County tested positive for Pigeon fever. The horse was rescued from out of state and exposed 2 other horses but they are not sick. For more information about Pigeon Fever visit this AAEP Fact Sheet.