Washington State October Equine Disease Report

The Equine Disease Communication Center offers information on verified reportable disease positives across North America. Below is a report from Washington State through October 27.
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Pigeon fever abscess in a horse. Photo courtesy Dr. Sharon Spier 

Pigeon fever abscess in a horse. Photo courtesy Dr. Sharon Spier 

The Equine Disease Communication Center offers information on verified reportable disease positives across North America. Below is a report from Washington State through October 27. These positive disease reports came from the Washington State Department of Agriculture and private veterinarians.

Pigeon Fever

Pigeon fever was confirmed in Pierce, King, Kitsap, Thurston, Spark and Spokane Counties in Washington. Each county had one confirmed case on a private facility.

In Clark County, one horse was confirmed positive for pigeon fever, then later another horse was confirmed positive.

You can learn more about pigeon fever from this AAEP Fact Sheet

Strangles

King county reported one confirmed case and five exposed horses. The confirmed case was in a 14-year-old Quarter Horse mare that had onset of clinical signs on October 19 that included bilateral nasal discharge, lethargy and low-grade fever. The private facility where the mare is located is under a voluntary two-week quarantine. The unvaccinated mare was confirmed on October 23 and she is recovering.

For more information on strangles visit AAEP.org.

Equine Influenza

Lewis, King, Snohomish, Thurston and Pierce Counties in Washington had confirmed cases of equine influenza.

In Lewis County a farm is under a voluntary quarantine after a horse tested positive for flu and EHV-4.

In King county one horse was confirmed and two were exposed at a private facility that is now under a voluntary quarantine.

A private facility in Snohomish County is under a voluntary quarantine after a horse has tested positive for equine influenza.

A farm in Thurston County is under a voluntary quarantine after three horses tested positive for equine influenza.

A boarding facility in Pierce County Washington is under a voluntary quarantine after a horse tested positive for equine influenza

For more information on equine influenza please visit AAEP.org.

Potomac Horse Fever

A horse on a farm in Mason County tested positive for Potomac horse fever. There is no quarantine.

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