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Rabies update from the Colorado Department of Agricultures - State Veterinarian office

  • Rabies is on the rise - two canines recently diagnosed with rabies

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)

  • On May 4, 2017, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian’s Office, was notified by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) that a Weld County horse tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). There are now two additional cases of EIA at the same location, these horses belong to the same owner.  All three horses have been euthanized. The Weld County facility is currently under a quarantine order that restricts movement of horses until further testing is completed by CDA.
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Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis

  • The Colorado Department of Agriculture is investigating a confirmed case of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis, which is a form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), within the state; a Mesa County premises has been placed under quarantine. The horse is quarantined after showing neurological clinical signs associated with the disease and subsequently testing positive for EHV-1. Currently the horse is under private veterinary care and seems to be making a good recovery. The horse had been to events over the previous two weeks, and all of those events have been notified.  Event organizers are communicating with participants to monitor their horses for signs of the disease, especially for fever (temperature over 101.5 degrees F).
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  • Recently, the State Veterinarian’s office has received a high volume of calls with questions regarding equine strangles. In Colorado, equine strangles is not a reportable disease, and therefore it is not a disease that the State Veterinarian’s Office will issue State quarantines for affected facilities or horses. While it is recommended for an infected barn to limit movement, restrictions with equine strangles are managed by the barn and the attending veterinarian.
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The USDA aand APHIS has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) in Tennesee

  • March 5, 2017, Washington – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) Read more

The Colorado Department of Agricultures State Veterinary Office Messgae on HPAI

  • There are currently no cases of HPAI in Colorado. However, we are asking you to inform poultry producers and bird owners about HPAI and advise them to increase biosecurity to help prevent HPAI from occurring in Colorado. Wild birds are a common vector for HPAI infection of domestic poultry; therefore it is especially important to limit any direct exposure of poultry to wildlife or indirect exposure of poultry to wildlife/wildlife areas through people who have had contact with both. Additionally, it is vital to submit sick and dead birds to CSU’s veterinary diagnostic lab for HPAI testing If you have sick birds or birds that have died from unknown causes, help is available at the Colorado Avian Health Call Line at CSU, their number is 970-297-4008. To report multiple sick birds or unusual bird deaths to State/Federal officials, either through the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office at 303-869-9130 or through USDA’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593.

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