International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2012

Reported diseases include contagious equine metritis, strangles, influenza, equine herpesvirus, and more.
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The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following equine disease outbreaks for the fourth quarter* of 2012.

One report of contagious equine metritis was received from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The causal agent, Taylorella equigenitalis, was detected in two stallions, one of which had been used for breeding in Germany the previous year.

In a national survey in Italy, 47 of 34,464 blood samples were positive for antibodies to Trypanosoma equiperdum, the cause of dourine, with no reports of associated clinical disease.

Strangles was reported in Ireland (nine cases), Sweden (four outbreaks), Switzerland (one case), and the United States

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