Outbreak Alert – Various States

August 06, 2018

Equine Infectious Anemia
Lamar County, GA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture

The Georgia Department of Agriculture has confirmed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in 3 horses in Lamar County. The positive horses were identified through surveillance for an EIA trace initiated in another state and were euthanized. The remainder of the herd is under quarantine pending following up testing in 60 days.

August 06, 2018
Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Bleckley, Colquitt, Cook, Lowndes, Jenkins, Wayne Counties, GA
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture

The Georgia Department of Agriculture has confirmed EEE cases in the following counties: Bleckley, Colquitt, Cook, Lowndes, Jenkins, and Wayne. The 2018 total reported EEE cases in GA to date are 6 confirmed.

August 06, 2018

Potomac Horse Fever
New London, CT
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Attending Veterinarian

An attending veterinarian has confirmed a case of Potomac Horse Fever in a horse at a private facility in New London, Connecticut. A vaccinated, 5-year-old, Quarter Horse gelding began showing clinical signs on July 30th, 2018, including high fever, diarrhea, lethargy, and inappetance. The horse is receiving treatment.

August 06, 2018
Potomac Horse Fever
Frederick County, MD

Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: The Maryland Department of Agriculture

On Thursday August 2nd, 2018 The Maryland Department of Agriculture received confirmation of a case of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) from the University of Kentucky’s Equine Diagnostic Laboratory. The confirmation came from a pony gelding stabled in Frederick County which began showing clinical signs on July 26th, 2018 and did not respond to treatment. The pony died on July 30th, 2018 and a necropsy was performed at the Frederick Animal Health Laboratory on July 31st, 2018.

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