Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)
January 27, 2010
The typical veterinarian's arsenal against equine herpesvirus includes vaccination to prevent the disease and supportive care/antiviral medication when the disease strikes. Small interfering RNA, or siRNA for short, is a Nobel Prize-winning technolog... Read More
December 21, 2009
Calder Casino & Race Course lifted a virus-related quarantine Dec. 21, allowing 60 horses to resume normal training and racing.
The quarantine was enacted at the Miami Gardens, Fla.,Â trackÂ in late November, after one ho... Read More
December 07, 2009
Results of testing for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a horse in one of the quarantined barns at Calder Race Course came back negative the morning of Dec. 5. This allowed for the quarantine on that barn to be lifted and, thus, the activity of ... Read More
December 04, 2009
Calder Race Course Dec. 3 placed a fourth barn under quarantine after a track veterinarian determined that a horse in the barn was showing neurologic signs of illness consistent with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More
December 03, 2009
Dormant equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) resides in the horse's nervous system, where it can reactivate when the horse's immune system is compromised by stress or illness. Results of a study on transport stress and EHV-1 reactivation. ... Read More
December 01, 2009
Officials at Calder Race Course Nov. 30 said a horse previously in its stable area has tested positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) and that the track would not permit horses to ship into the facility for stabling or for a race for 14... Read More
November 30, 2009
Not only can DNA-based tests indicate whether or not a horse is infected with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), these tests can also measure the amount of virus in the horse's nasal secretions.
"Virus isolation has been the... Read More
November 21, 2009
A novel experimental treatment for equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) called RNA interference shows promise, but more research is needed before this technology becomes commercially available.
EHV-1 evades the horse's immune... Read More
November 06, 2009
Equine herpesvirus-5, which had previously been reported in horses in the United States, is also present in the European horse population, researchers recently reported. They found the virus in horses without any signs of disease (known as... Read More
October 21, 2009
October 01, 2009
The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks.
Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was recorded in France, the United States, and the United Kingdom (UK). One case of... Read More
September 30, 2009
A single mutation in the genome of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was "necessary and sufficient" to cause neurologic disease in horses in a new study, reported Cornell University researchers.
All strains of EHV-1 can cause respiratory disease... Read More
September 25, 2009
Despite the remarkable advances in understanding neurologic disease in horses, including the identification of the single genetic mutation that gives rise to the neuropathogenic form of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1), virologists continue to... Read More
September 23, 2009
The number of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) infections caused by the neuropathogenic form of the virus has been steadily increasing over the past 51 years, report researchers from the University of Kentucky.
Clinical observations sugges... Read More
September 11, 2009
Anytime a horse develops fever, malaise, and a stumbling gait or inability to stand, owners should contact a veterinarian immediately--they might be dealing with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). In addition, the animal should be quarantined to... Read More
September 10, 2009
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September 01, 2009
Don't bring a disease home to your horses when buying used tack or even sharing equipment with your friends. ... Read More
August 31, 2009
A quarantine at Rolling Hills Ranch stable in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pa., has been lifted after samples collected from all 116 horses there tested negative for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1, said Agriculture... Read More
August 02, 2009
Four horses have been euthanized and a fifth horse is recumbent following an outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in a boarding stable in northern France, according to the treating veterinarian. Quarantine has been established and will... Read More
July 29, 2009
Horses at Rolling Hills Ranch stable in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pa., have been quarantined after at least three horses tested positive for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said... Read More
July 24, 2009
Four horses stabled in Allegheny County, Pa., have been euthanized after developing neurologic signs consistent with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to a statement circulated by the Animal Health Emergency Management and Information... Read More
July 06, 2009
A 74-page report on equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), for which equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been identified as a causative agent, was released by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Centers for Epidemiology and... Read More
June 12, 2009
Approximately 1,270 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Which two vaccinations do you feel are most important?"