Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)

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EHV: Leesburg Equine Medical Center to Reopen Friday

March 29, 2007

Officials at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center announced today (March 29) that the facility will reopen to outpatients on Friday, March 30, following the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' issuance... Read More

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Herpesvirus Tests: All Clear at duPont Center in Virginia

March 29, 2007

Nathaniel White, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and Director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., stated late this afternoon (March 29), "I am pleased to announce that yesterday, I received the... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Vets Investigating Source of California Cases

March 28, 2007

Veterinarians are continuing to investigate the source of the recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in San Mateo County, Calif. While some reports have claimed a link between these cases and a case from December, a veterinarian... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Anatomy of an Outbreak

March 26, 2007

Researchers connected to an outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Ohio at the University of Findlay's English riding facility several years ago have recently published a report correlating age and specific clinical signs to horses' incidence... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: California Cases Cause Quarantines, Cancellations

March 25, 2007

Articles by Lisa M. Krieger of MediaNews group posted today (March 25) stated that the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) had claimed the lives of three horses and caused illness in several others on the San Mateo coast in... Read More

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California Equine Herpesvirus Update

March 20, 2007

Five horses have been confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in San Mateo County, Calif. Results are pending on one other horse. Three horses have been euthanatized, and three are undergoing acyclovir antiviral treatment.

Wayne... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Maryland Lifts Final Hold Orders

March 19, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture today (March 19) received the final outstanding equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) negative test results taken last week, for a total of 62 negative tests. As a result of these negative tests all properties... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Two California Horses Euthanatized

March 19, 2007

Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, euthanatized two horses from San Mateo County last week after the horses showed neurologic signs and were confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Three stables in the Moss... Read More

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Herpesvirus: More Horses Released from Equine Medical Center

March 16, 2007

Horses at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center are being released from three of the four biosecurity perimeters that were established within the hospital. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services enacted... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Equine Medical Center Quarantine Partially Lifted

March 12, 2007

A quarantine imposed on Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Feb. 20 due to an equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) infection has been partially lifted. Tw... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Additional Virginia Quarantines Lifted

March 10, 2007

Virginia State Veterinarian Richard Wilkes, DVM, has lifted additional quarantines imposed due to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

A farm in Fauquier County and the Marine Corps Base in Quantico have been released. The VDACS Web site contains... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Three Virginia Quarantines Lifted

March 08, 2007

Virginia State Veterinarian Richard Wilkes, DVM, yesterday (March 7) lifted the quarantine on one farm in Middleburg, Loudoun County. Although a horse on the farm might have come in contact with an EHV-1 infected horse at the Equine... Read More

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Herpesvirus: University of Connecticut Quarantine Lifted

March 07, 2007

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) quarantines in Connecticut have been lifted. The virus affected an equine hospital and the herd at the University of Connecticut (UConn).

On Dec. 24, 2006, a horse at Fairfield Equine Associates in... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Sixth Virginia Horse Positive

March 05, 2007

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announced March 2 that a horse from a second farm in Loudoun County tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). This is the sixth horse from Virginia to test positive.... Read More

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Herpesvirus Shuts Down Virginia Horse Shows

March 02, 2007

An outbreak of an equine herpes virus has prompted Virginia's state veterinarian to shut down all horse shows and public horse sales.

At least five horses have tested positive and several northern Virginia counties have been... Read More

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Herpesvirus Outbreak Update to be Presented at Virginia Tech

March 02, 2007

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) and Virginia Cooperative Extension will present "Update on the Neurological Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Outbreak in Virginia" on Tuesday, March 6, as part of an ongoing... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Maryland Lifts Additional Hold Orders

March 01, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture yesterday (Feb. 28) received the final outstanding equine herpesvirus-1 negative test results taken last week, for a total of 30 negative tests. As a result of this negative test, a total of 10 of the 13... Read More

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Va. Public Horse Sales and Auctions Cancelled Until Monday

March 01, 2007

State officials have cancelled all public horse sales and auctions throughout Virginia. The move is part of continuing efforts to stop the spread of the highly contagious equine herpesvirus. It remains in effect through Monday.

Last week... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Medicine

March 01, 2007

Uplifting Applications for UC Davis Large Animal Lift

John... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Update on Equine Medical Center Quarantine, Meetings

February 28, 2007

The status of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has not changed since Monday, Feb. 26. The state-imposed quarantine is still in effect.

Two of the four horses with neurologic signs have had a positive test for equine... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Horses Stable at Equine Medical Center

February 28, 2007

A press release from Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center at 5:29 p.m. today (February 28) stated that four horses being held in the Biosafety Level 2 isolation unit at the Equine Medical Center are in stable condition after... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Test Results Returned on Maryland Horses

February 27, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has received test results taken last week from 13 Maryland horses involved in the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) situation in Maryland and Virginia. Twelve of the test results were negative, resulting in... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Va. Officials Awaiting Test Results

February 27, 2007

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announced that a horse from a farm in Fauquier County tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). This horse had been admitted to the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical... Read More

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Herpesvirus: More Negative Maryland Tests

February 27, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) today (Feb. 27) at 5:20 p.m. announced that test results taken last week from 16 more Maryland horses involved in the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) situation in Maryland and Virginia, for a total of 28... Read More

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3 Va. Counties, Quantico Added to EHV Horse Quarantine

February 25, 2007

Three counties and Quantico Marine Base have been added to a horse quarantine because of a suspected infection of the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV), officials said Friday (Feb. 23).

The quarantine involves 175 horses and includes... Read More