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September 15, 2020 – West Nile Virus in Stanislaus, Butte, San Bernardino and San Joaquin County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Stanislaus County Number Confirmed: 1; Age: 1; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/23/2020; Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Falling Over, Mildly febrile; Confirmation Date: 9/3/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown; Butte County Number Confirmed: 1; Age: …

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August 3, 2020 – West Nile Virus in Stanislaus County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Age: 2; Gender: Stallion; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/28/2020; Clinical Signs: Falling, Hind limb ataxia, forelimb ataxia, knuckling; Confirmation Date: 8/3/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated; Notes: None;  For more information go to: https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf   All information is sourced from  http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks PressNews from the horse industry. Sharing today’s information …

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U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen Ushers Horse Transportation Safety Act to Passage

‘Double decker’ two story livestock trailer | Photo credit: Shutterstock

Animal Wellness Applauds Cohen’s Tireless Work for Horses    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1400, the Horse Transportation Safety Act, authored by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09), that would ban the transportation of horses across state lines in ‘double decker’ trucks or trailers containing two …

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July 8, 2020 – Strangles in Snohomish County, WA

Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Number Exposed: 4; Age: 13; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/25/2020; Clinical Signs: Enlarged Submandibular Lymph Nodes, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 6/29/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated; Notes: Voluntary biosecurity measures and separation …

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June 29, 2020 – West Nile Virus in Amador County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Age: 20; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/19/2020; Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Hind limb ataxia, Neurologic Signs- Severe; Confirmation Date: 6/26/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown; Notes: For more information go to:  https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf   All information is sourced from http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks PressNews from the …

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June 21, 2020 – Strangles in Spokane County, WA

Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Notes: A private facility in Spokane County has been placed under a voluntary quarantine. A purchased horse with upper respiratory signs has been put into isolation and kept separate before entry to the farm.;   All information is sourced from  http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks PressNews from …

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US Horse Population – Statistics

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In recent weeks, several figures have been circulated regarding the US horse population.  The American Horse Council (AHC) wishes to clarify these statistics to avoid confusion and misunderstanding of the data.   There are presently three major organizations that collect and publish data regarding the US horse population, albeit with …

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