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The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) released a statement on July 25 confirming that an unvaccinated horse in Iberville Parish has tested positive for Eastern equine encaphalitis.
Wisconsin has reported its first 2017 case of equine West Nile virus. The Wisconsin Bureau of Animal Disease Control received laboratory confirmation of the equine West Nile Virus positive in a non-vaccinated Standardbred-cross yearling gelding from Clark County. The horse became recumbent and was euthanized.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture via the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) has reported two premises with strangles, the first 2017 case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year, and the first EEE case in Georgia this year.
he Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services identified a 10-year-old Saddlebred gelding from Wythe County as the state’s first positive case of West Nile virus in 2017.
Six cases of equine coronavirus have been confirmed at Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy in Sarpy County, Nebraska.
On April 20, one premise in Bay County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and positive culture for strangles.
On April 11, one premise in Marion County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs of strangles.
On April 5, one premise in Marion County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for strangles due to clinical signs and positive test confirmation.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Axtell Contract Off-Range Corrals have issued a voluntary quarantine of wild horses at the facility due to an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infection thought to be strangles.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture (ODAFF) has confirmed the first EIA-positive horse for 2017 in Oklahoma.