Outbreak Alert: August 5, 2021 – Equine Herpesvirus-Neurologic in Sonoma County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 7; Number Suspected: 6; Number Exposed: 0; Facility Type: Showgrounds; 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; Notes: Update …

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Outbreak Alert: July 31, 2021 – West Nile Virus – Weld County, CO

Outbreak Alert: July 31, 2021 – West Nile Virus, Weld County, CO Source: Colorado Department or Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Clinical Signs: Neurologic Signs;   Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated; Notes: A horse residing in Weld County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV), marking Colorado’s first confirmed equine WNV case in 2021. The horse, which had …

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Quiet Your Horse’s Allergies – Move Beyond Drugs with Herbs and Key Nutrients

Allergies are a common complaint, especially during the warmer months. The typical treatment involves antihistamines or steroids. And these drugs often give good results. In fact, I would likely do the same for my horses if they were suffering. Allergies are miserable! Coughing, runny eyes and nose, incessant itching—the torment …

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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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