What diseases of horses are reportable?

According to the USDA’s National Animal Health Reporting System (www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/disease_status.htm#equine) the following horse diseases are reportable to state and/or federal animal health authorities. Individual states may require additional diseases to be reported and additional diseases may be added to this list at any time.
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS)
African horse sickness
Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Echinococcosis / hydatidosis
New World screwworm (Chrysomyia hominivorax)
Old World screwworm (Chrysomyia bezziana)
Trichinellosis (Trichinela spiralis)
Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis)
Dourine (Trypanosoma equiperadum)
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Disease: Equine Botulism

Botulism is caused by a neurotoxin produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The bacterium is found in the soil. It’s closely related to Clostridium tetani, the bacterium that causes tetanus. The toxins produced by C. Botulinum is one of the most potent poisons known to man. Horses are particularly sensitive to botulinum toxin; untreated foals can suffer up to 90 percent mortality. Mortality is also high in untreated adults.

Clinical Signs

The clinical signs of botulism can …

Disease: Hemophilia A

Hemophilia A is an inherited disease of Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabians, and Standardbreds. The disease is transmitted by an X-linked mode of inheritance. Hemophilia A is characterized by prolonged bleeding times in affected males. These horses have a tendency to develop hematomas (blood pockets) whenever traumatized.




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