Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)

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Vets Discuss Infectious Neurologic Diseases, AAEP 2008

May 10, 2009

What are the most important neurologic problems veterinarians face throughout the year? That's the question Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, associate dean of the Graduate School at Washington State University and professor of equine... Read More

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Researchers Work to Better Diagnose, Treat Neurologic Herpesvirus

May 05, 2009

In their efforts to understand how equine herpesvirus-1 myeloencephalopathy (EHM) works, researchers are discovering better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent the spread of the disease. In a review paper published in The Veterinary... Read More

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Consider Temporal Nerve Problem in Neurologic Horse Diagnosis

April 28, 2009

When presented with a horse demonstrating facial nerve paralysis and/or a head tilt, neurologists say veterinarians should consider temporohyoid osteoarthropathy, a disorder of the hyoid apparatus (voice box) and associated structures. Although... Read More

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Milne: Neurologic Disease

March 17, 2009

Dr. Stephen Reed described selected equine neurologic diseases during the 2008 AAEP Convention Milne Lecture.... Read More

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Neurology is Not a Euphemism for Necropsy

February 17, 2009

Reed believes that future goals for managing neurologic disease in horses should be to decrease mortality and improve outcomes. This would be best achieved by developing improved diagnostic tools to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment... Read More

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AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

February 12, 2009

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More

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EHV-1 New Treatments (AAEP 2008)

February 12, 2009

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Turfway Barn Quarantined Pending Tests; EHV-1 Suspected

January 31, 2009

A barn at Turfway Park was quarantined Jan. 30 after a horse that showed signs of equine herpesvirus (EHV) was euthanized, track officials confirmed later that day.

The barn, which contains about 40 horses under the care of several... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted at Fair Grounds

January 20, 2009

Officials from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana State Racing Commission have lifted the quarantine on a barn that had been in place since late December at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

All 66... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Causes Texas to Ban Ship-Ins

January 03, 2009

The Texas Racing Commission has issued a directive to prohibit ship-in horses from Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans, La., following the discovery of a horse positive for equine herpesvirus-1, according to Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 01, 2009

Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More

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EHV Quarantine Lifted at Delaware Training Barn

January 01, 2009

Delaware state officials lifted the quarantine for one of the two barns connected to a fatal case of EHV-1.... Read More

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EHV: Horses Allowed to Ship In to Fair Grounds

December 30, 2008

While a barn in Fair Grounds' stable area remains under a Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) quarantine, horses will again be allowed to ship in and race at the track beginning with the Dec. 31 card.

Quarantine and biosecurity measure... Read More

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Louisiana Filly Positive for Herpesvirus; Shipped to Kentucky

December 26, 2008

A barn at a New Orleans race course (Fair Grounds) was quarantined today, Dec. 26, because a 3-year-old filly tested positive for equineherpes-1 (EHV-1).

It may take 10 days to clear other horses trained by Dallas Stewart, who trains the... Read More

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Delaware Reports Mixed Test Results on Potential EHV-1 Horses

December 15, 2008

According to a statement released by the Delaware Department of Agriculture, on Dec. 10, veterinarians collected blood and nasal swab samples from all horses in the Delaware barn Read More

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EHV-1 Found on Delaware Horse Farm

December 08, 2008

Heather Hirst, DVM, MS, Delaware State Veterinarian, announced Dec. 8 that PCR test results from the University of Kentucky confirm that a Standardbred horse in Kent County has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), a highly infectiou... Read More

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EHV Hold Order Lifted at Maryland Track

November 26, 2008

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) reported today that all 25 horses in Laurel Park's Barn 1 have tested negative for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a second round of tests. These tests essentially end the... Read More

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EHV: Laurel Park Lifts Ban on Offsite Runners

November 18, 2008

As the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced earlier today that the final 20 samples from Laurel Park's barn 1 tested negative for neurologic equine herpesvirus, the Maryland Jockey Club has amended its restrictions on offsite... Read More

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EHV-1 Positive Pony in Kentucky; Not Mutant Strain

November 18, 2008

A 7-year-old Paint pony gelding in Scott County, Ky., has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on PCR (polymerase chain reaction test) and has neurologic signs, according to a statement from the Kentucky State Veterinarian's... Read More

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Neurologic Filly at Laurel Park Euthanized; Additional Tests Negative

November 17, 2008

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) reported today that no horses in Laurel Park's Barn 1, where the filly positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) wa... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Laurel Park Horse; Ship-Ins Stopped

November 14, 2008

The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that no horses will be allowed to ship into Laurel Park, except those coming from the Bowie Training Center on a Maryland Jockey Club shuttle, until further notice. The limitations were instituted after a... Read More

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Tests on Additional Laurel Park Horses Negative for EHV-1

November 14, 2008

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has reported that blood and nasal swab samples from a 2-year old filly in Laurel Park's Barn 1 have been confirmed positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) through testing performed a... Read More

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Neurologic Horse at Maryland Track Positive for Herpesvirus

November 13, 2008

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed today that a 2-year old filly stabled in Barn 1 at Laurel Park has tested presumptive positive for equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1). Results of confirmatory testing from the University of... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Update

November 01, 2008

While there are many types of herpesviruses that affect horses, EHV-1, with its neurologic effects and its penchant for spread amongst groups of horses, is garnering the most attention in the horse industry worldwide.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Seminar

October 24, 2008

A day-long seminar in 2007 on equine herpesviruses started with an overview of herpesvirus infections in horse... Read More