International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2014

Diagnosed diseases include strangles, influenza, vesicular stomatitis, hendra virus, salmonellosis, and more.
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The International Collating Center, in Newmarket, U.K., and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks for the third quarter of 2014.

Outbreaks of vesicular stomatitis continued to be confirmed in the United States, with the disease diagnosed on 365 premises: 310 in Colorado and 55 in Texas. All cases of infection were due to the New Jersey serotype of the virus. Of the 365 premises, 350 were equine, 13 were bovine, and two involved both equines and bovines. Some 430 virus-infected equines have been reported in Colorado and 78 in Texas.

Outbreaks of strangles were reported by France (12 premises), Germany (four premises), Switzerland (one premises), and the United States (27 premises). In the United States, 59 cases were diagnosed in 14 states; other countries reported isolated cases of the disease.

Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States confirmed outbreaks of influenza. The disease was diagnosed in non-vaccinated Thoroughbreds in two counties in Ireland. Eight outbreaks were reported by the United Kingdom, the vast majority involving isolated cases in nonvaccinated horses and ponies. The United States recorded two outbreaks in Ohio and one in Kentucky

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