EHV-1 Protection

With equine herpesvirus back in the news, which one thing will you most likely do to protect your horse?

Stay home until cases settle and institute biosecurity measures.
Institute judicious biosecurity measures when traveling with my horse.
Vaccinate for rhinopneumonitis, the respiratory form of EHV-1/4.
A combination of the above.
None of the above--I'm not concerned about EHV-1 in my area.

Total votes cast: 1354

Comments & Write-in Answers

Because we live in the Chicagoland area, my barn has decided not to go to shows early this season

3/11/2013 10:04:10 PM

My horse lives on my own property, without physical contact with other horses.

3/11/2013 5:35:03 PM

My horses oonly leave the farm for trail rides and are not exposed to outside horses

3/11/2013 1:01:36 PM

Will not vaccinate

3/11/2013 12:34:43 PM

i always give my self a thorough scrub when returning fron another barn... just incase

3/10/2013 5:02:15 PM

We don't travel too far, but definitely won't travel to an area with cases

3/10/2013 3:25:14 PM

no horses should be allowed in or out of fla or ill . while this is being contained..

3/10/2013 12:02:53 PM

modified live vaccine appears more effective AND safer than killed vaccine

3/10/2013 6:45:30 AM

my horse stays home

3/9/2013 10:22:39 PM

We are near the IL outbreak and have quarantined our property. Too many elderly horses here.

3/9/2013 1:55:08 PM

with 22 minis I use all safety measures I can

3/9/2013 8:51:38 AM

the air borne virus inection verydagerous so we have to vaccinate our animals befor any events

3/9/2013 1:34:16 AM

I'll be competeing my horse from home using the virtual shows at horseshow.com

3/8/2013 9:45:36 PM

Rhinommune by Phizer is the only vaccine that shows any specific immunity against EHM.

3/8/2013 8:45:42 PM

I am so fortunate to be in Hawaii - more isolated than most.

3/8/2013 8:29:40 PM

It is too risky to have your horse leave your area and come in contact with traveling horses.

3/8/2013 7:20:29 PM

Vaccines while pricey are less expensive than a single vet call. We owe our animals protection.

3/8/2013 6:24:58 PM

Limit new horses comming on to the property

3/8/2013 2:50:05 PM

All of this for the sake of some cheep shots and a Quarentine Protocol!

3/8/2013 12:27:10 PM

I vaccinate for Rhino already and have for many years.

3/8/2013 12:01:27 PM

I will vaccinate and likely stay home.

3/8/2013 10:41:33 AM

I have vaccinated for this for decades and will continue to do so as part of our vaccination program

3/8/2013 8:24:40 AM

My horses don't travel and are not exposed to other horses.

3/7/2013 11:55:22 PM

If it becomes active in my area I will stay home.

3/7/2013 10:31:30 PM

I had a horse in 98 who contracted EVH1. I will take no chances. no one should live through this

3/7/2013 9:53:21 PM

I will be keeping my horses at my home farm and vaccinate them also

3/7/2013 9:27:02 PM

talk to my vet about what is best for my pony

3/7/2013 5:52:57 PM

Trying to see if testing for the mutant virus is appropriate.

3/7/2013 5:21:53 PM

EHV-1 neuro is not new; technology to detect is new. Practice biosecurity always, for everything.

3/7/2013 5:01:29 PM

Nothing mentioned about the one case in Oregon?

3/7/2013 4:27:32 PM

I am a closed herd, but I want to show safefly

3/7/2013 4:23:07 PM

Would do combination if traveling/showing/......

3/7/2013 2:28:59 PM

No show or competition is worth the risk of my horse's life

3/7/2013 12:00:07 PM

how do horses that survive ehm play into to continued breakouts?

3/7/2013 6:43:19 AM

My horses never leave home or have contact with other horses

3/6/2013 8:34:29 PM

My horse is isolated, so no need to worry about it.

3/6/2013 5:26:15 PM

I rarely travel, but I might vaccinate anyway. only problem is the vaccine is super expensive :(

3/6/2013 3:38:55 PM

Continue to protect against exposure just as we have been doing for many many years

3/6/2013 2:37:55 PM

Horses already have been vaccinated for a number of years, but will still use biosecurity when out

3/6/2013 11:55:46 AM

Vaccination is best if having to travel; o/w stay home or be very judicious when traveling

3/6/2013 11:15:03 AM

More challenge studies need to be funded to see if the current vaccines actually do cross protect

3/6/2013 8:28:29 AM

It's not that I am not concerned, we're trail riders and don't come into contact with other horses.

3/6/2013 8:06:10 AM

My horses don't go anywhere where they would be exposed.

3/6/2013 7:12:47 AM

Over-vaccination can cause founder, so being careful to not cross-contaminate is all that's needed.

3/5/2013 11:21:38 PM

If it gets too close, we will close our farm down, We are located in an isolated area.

3/5/2013 10:47:57 PM

stay home and vaccinate for rhinopneumonitis

3/5/2013 9:18:23 PM

Multiple studies show that vaccination may INCREASE risk of exposed horses developing neurological

3/5/2013 8:48:35 PM

My horses are isolated and never leave the property.

3/5/2013 8:32:35 PM

vaccination with a high antigen mass EHV-1 vaccine isn't an option?

3/5/2013 7:48:58 PM

I have non-traveling closed herd waiting regular spring vaccinations unless...

3/5/2013 7:29:06 PM

closed herd and don't breed; no need to vaccinate

3/5/2013 6:27:30 PM

The rhino vaccine doesn't protect against the neuro form, and can compromise the immune system

3/5/2013 5:20:17 PM

Nothing different. Make sure my horses immune system is boosted. I'm not going to live in fear

3/5/2013 3:43:32 PM

Staying home- best way to prevent is to not expose them to it

3/5/2013 2:39:35 PM

My horse is alone and doesn't travel off my property.

3/5/2013 1:18:44 PM

No EHV-1 in my area at the moment, but I always use caution when travelling and vaccinate.

3/5/2013 8:52:30 AM