List of CEM Stallions Released; No Positive Mares Found

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker yesterday released a statement alerting New York horse owners to the ongoing investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM), a contagious venereal disease.

"The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and USDA veterinarians have quarantined the nine exposed mares in New York State and have begun testing," the statement noted. "None of the potentially exposed mares in New York State or other states have tested positive for CEM at this time."

The statement went on to list the nine stallions that have tested positive for CEM:

  • Gentlemen Send Roses, a Paint from Indiana;
  • Hot Lopin Sensation, a Quarter Horse from Kentucky;
  • Indian Artifacts, a Quarter Horse from Kentucky;
  • Invited Back, a Paint from Indiana;
  • Nanning 374, a Friesian from Wisconsin;
  • Potential Asset, a Quarter Horse from Texas;
  • Potential Investment, a Quarter Horse from Kentucky;
  • Repeated in Red, a Quarter Horse from Kentucky;
  • Zips Heaven Sent, a Paint from Indiana.

Read the full statement from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' Division of Animal Industry.

According to the USDA, there are 383 horses currently involved in the investigation. This includes 51 stallions (including the nine above) and 332 mares located in a total of 42 states. The 51 positive or exposed stallions are located in 12 states, and the 332 exposed mares are in 39 states. There are 97 exposed mares and one stallion still actively being traced.

About the Author

Erin Ryder

Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. She owns a portly gray gelding named Duncan and dabbles in several equestrian disciplines, with an emphasis on dressage.

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