Outbreak Alert: July 28, 2021 – Strangles in Clark County, WA

Outbreak Alert: July 28, 2021 – Strangles in Clark County, WA Source: Washington State Veterinary Office Number Confirmed: 1; Facility Type: Private Facility; Notes: A horse at a private facility in Clark County has tested positive for Strangles. The premises in under a voluntary quarantine. For more information about Strangles go to the Strangles …

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Outbreak Alert: July 25 & 26, 2021 – Equine Herpesvirus- CA and West Nile Virus, WA

July 25, 2021 Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic Sonoma County, CA Number Confirmed: 5; Number Suspected: 4; Number Exposed: 19 Facility Type: Showgrounds; Horse #1: Age: 6; Gender: Mare; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/23/2021; Clinical Signs: Hind-end Weakness, Limb edema, Nystagmus, Recumbency; Confirmation Date: 7/24/2021; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated; Horse #2: Age: 15; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/22/2021; Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Cranial Nerve Deficit, Fever, Neurologic Signs, Urine …

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Outbreak Alert: July 23, 2021 – Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic, Owyhee County, ID

Source: Idaho State Department of Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Number Exposed: 40; Facility Type: Farm; Gender: Mare; Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/20/2021; Clinical Signs: Recumbent, Unable to Stand;  Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Not Reported; Notes: The mare are was recumbent and unable to stand on 7/20/21. On 7/23, horse had recovered to the point of being able to stand and walk. No …

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January 22, 2021 – Equine Infectious Anemia in Clackamas, OR

Source: State Veterinarian Number Confirmed: 1; Number Exposed: 13; Confirmed Case/Official Quarantine Facility Type: Private Facility; Notes: A horse at a private facility in Clackamas County has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. For more information about EIA go to: https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EIA%20Cobranded.pdf; All information is sourced from  http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks

Horse Trek Program Teaches Youth Responsibility

For over 75 years the Scouts have provided horsemanship opportunities for youth. Of the high adventure programs that exist out there the Horse trek is second to none. Scott Depaolo, Director of the Cascade Pacific Council’s horsemanship program leads dozens of youths across the Cascade Range each summer to move …

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