Bend, Ore. – A confirmed instance of equine influenza was discovered in Deschutes County, Oregon, by a veterinarian who reported the case to the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC).
A 5-year-old pony gelding used for pleasure riding was diagnosed with equine influenza. The horse had onset of clinical signs on April 6 that included fever, cough, inappetence, and nasal discharge. The horse was diagnosed with equine influenza on April 12.
There were five additional horses on the private facility’s premises that were believed suspected to be positive as well, along with 10 horses that had been exposed.
The pony was under-vaccinated and is now isolated.