Equine Disease Communication Center

Last Horses Released From EHV-1 Quarantine At Remington

The Equine Disease Communication Center announced Jan. 28 that the final horses under quarantine for EHV-1 at Remington Park have been released. The last group of quarantined horses (three total) completed 14 days with no exposure to EHV-1 positive stablemates, had no symptoms, and had two negative tests seven days apart. The EDCC reports there […]

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Two More Horses Test Positive For EHV-1 At Remington; Kentucky’s Ship Ban Remains In Place

Two more horses in the second quarantined barn at Remington Park tested positive for EHV-1 earlier this week, according to an update from the Equine Disease Communication Center. There have been approximately 60 horses quarantined there since Nov. 20. The track had a total of two barns under quarantine for the highly contagious disease. The […]

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Equine Disease Communication Center Launches New Phone App

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) has launched a mobile app version of its online information system to make real-time alerts for infectious diseases available for all parts of the horse industry on a smart phone. The EDCC Disease Alerts app connects directly to the disease alert page, making it easy for users to filter […]

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The Pennsylvania EHV Outbreak That Wasn’t

Nearly a week after it issued a disease outbreak alert through the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture says there isn’t an outbreak of EHV (equine herpesvirus) in the state. On May 17, the EDCC published a disease finding alert from the state indicating a horse on a Chester County equestrian […]

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Miami Animal Import Center Partially Reopened After Quarantine

The Equine Disease Communication Center released the following disease outbreak update March 7: After completing a thorough cleaning and disinfection, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will partially reopen the Miami Animal Import Center’s (MAIC) horse quarantine facility on March 11, 2019. On January 19, 2019, the facility was closed to new arrivals, […]

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Positive EIA In Georgia, Two Horses Euthanized

According to the Equine Disease Communication Center, the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed two positive cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in Quarter Horses at a Fayette County facility. The affected horses were humanely euthanized. The remainder of the horses at the facility are under quarantine pending follow up testing […]

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Holds On Premises And Horses Remain In Colorado EIA Case

The following information is from the Equine Disease Communication Center.   The Colorado State Veterinarian’s office has reported that the one Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) case in Colorado is the only confirmed case. The case of EIA was reported in Weld County, and the premise is now under quarantine. Two other associated premises are under hold […]

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Finger Lakes Racetrack Quarantine Lifted

The two-week quarantine for strangles at Barn 19 at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and at an off-site training barn has been lifted, according to the Equine Disease Communication Center. The affected horse is in isolation in a pasture in Ontario County while his lesions heal. He will remain in isolation and under veterinary care […]

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Second Case Of Potomac Horse Fever In Kentucky

On June 5, 2018, a second case of Potomac Horse Fever in Bourbon County, KY, was confirmed. A 2017 Thoroughbred filly presented on May 29 with dehydration, a fever and diarrhea. Blood and feces were tested and Potomac Horse Fever was confirmed. Treatment began on June 5 and the filly has improved and is expected […]

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