International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter
The International Collating Center, in Newmarket, U.K., and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks for the third quarter of 2016.
Republic of South Africa reported outbreaks of African horse sickness in endemic areas of the country, but none in the Western Cape controlled zone.
Equine influenza was recorded in Germany (isolated case), the U.K. (case in an unvaccinated filly), and the United States, in which the disease is endemic. Outbreaks of the disease were confirmed in California, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and New York.
Strangles was reported by France, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, and the United States. The number of outbreaks varied from four in France, twelve in Germany (all isolated cases), nineteen cases on two premises in Ireland, a single case in an imported horse in Singapore, and multiple outbreaks involving 17 states in the United States. Outbreaks within the United States consisted of 99 cases confirmed on an estimated 36 premises, one of which represented co-infection with equine herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4)
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