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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Recent Outbreak of EHV-1, Equine Herpesvirus

At least 7 horses this month have been killed or euthanized due to the outbreak of EHV-1, Equine Herpesvirus. The outbreak started in Utah (it is believed to have started at the NCHA Western Regional Championships) and quickly spread across many of the Western States. EHV-1 is highly contagious to horses, and though it does not affect humans, it can be spread from humans to horses. It is a neurological disease and symptoms include lack of coordination, gait abnormalities and a temperature above 102F.
For more information on the virus, it's symptoms, and how to protect your horses, check out this resource guide from the Center for Equine Health UC Davis.

Also, will be hosting a webinar tonight from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. According to their website, this webinar will "provide horse owners with an update on the status of the EHV-1 outbreak and timely information on EHV-1 disease, testing, how to monitor your horse for disease, and how you can prevent EHV-1 spread with optimal horse management, hygiene, and biosecurity measures. Following the presentation, our panelists will answer your questions on EHV-1 for another 30 minutes."

For more information or to reserve your spot, check out their website.



Anonymous Gastric Ulcer Omeprazole for Horses said...

I've heard that the most recent outbreak of EHV-1 was reported to occur this year last January, in Orange County, where a gelding displaying neurologic signs was confirmed positive for the neuropathogenic strain.

May 17, 2012 at 6:44 AM 

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