Contagious Equine Metritis Situation Report for Ohio
Leah C. Dorman, DVM and Assistant State Veterinarian, Ohio Department of Agriculture, has release a CEM situation report for April 7, 2009:
Here in Ohio, we have had a total of 38 mares that have been exposed to CEM. Of these 38 mares: 32 have been released from quarantine (27 completed testing and five moved out of state to complete testing); one has started the testing process; and five have not yet started testing. Ohio also has had 14 stallions that were exposed to CEM. Ten of these stallions have started the testing/treatment process. One stallion has moved out of state to complete testing and treatment. One stallion has completed the testing process and is negative.
Due to the fact that CEM is a foreign animal disease, state or federal animal health officials are required to train and witness testing and treatment protocols performed by veterinary practitioners. We have good cooperation from both the equine community and practicing veterinarians. Thanks for your interest and support.
For Ohio specific CEM-related questions, please contact either Dr. Leah Dorman at the Ohio Department of Agriculture (614-728-6220) or Dr. Daniel Harpster at USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services (614-309-2832).
There is a new CEM fact sheet written in March 2009. The link is as follows: