Equine Disease Communication Center

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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EHV-1 Confirmed On Pennsylvania Farm; Presque Isle Mum On Quarantine Status

Jonathan Sheppard’s Ashwell Stables in West Grove, Pa., has been placed under quarantine after a steeplechaser there fell ill and died from the neurological strain of EHV-1. Sheppard said the horse, Out the Back Jack, showed symptoms for several days before his death on Sunday. “He was a rather likable horse and a bit of […]

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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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Why Is There So Much EHV-1 Popping Up This Year?

Here at the Paulick Report, it seems as though we have run more alerts about EHV-1 cases at racetracks and other facilities this year than ever before. Positive cases of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (the neurological form of EHV, which runs a greater risk of fatality) or EHV-1 have been reported in Thoroughbreds in New York, […]

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EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted At Laurel Park; New Quarantines In Pennsylvania, Virginia

The Equine Disease Communication Center released the following updates Jan. 24 on the ongoing EHV-1 outbreak in the Northeast.  From Maryland Department of Agriculture:  On January 23, 2018 the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Program confirmed that the retest for EVH-1 by nasal swab and blood, which was previously positive in a horse in […]

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Equine Herpes Update: Two Barns At New Bolton Center Remain Under Quarantine

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture released the following statement via the Equine Disease Communication Center on Jan. 23:  Following an EHM case confirmed at New Bolton Center last week, 8 trace-forward premises (equine locations where horses that may have been exposed at New Bolton returned to before the EHM case was confirmed) and one trace-back […]

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