Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)

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Herpesvirus Biosecurity

October 24, 2008

Key strategies for prevention of EHV-1 include biosecurity measures, which are more reliant than vaccination.... Read More

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Charles Louis Davis Foundation

October 24, 2008

An introduction to The C.L. Davis Foundation for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology... Read More

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EHV-1 Controversies

October 24, 2008

Several poorly understood aspects of equine herpesvirus-1 infection are discussed at a 2007 meeting.... Read More

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EHV-1: Multi-Site Outbreak

October 24, 2008

First-hand experiences with a multi-site outbreak of neurologic equine herpesvirus are discussed.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Immunity

October 24, 2008

Paul Lunn discusses immunity's role in the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Mutation and More Questions

October 24, 2008

One of the biggest debates about EHM is whether there is a single mutant strain circulating that causes EHM.... Read More

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EHV-1 Neurologic Disease Research Ongoing

October 09, 2008

Despite being a relatively rare disease in horses, the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1 myeloencephalopathy, EHM) continues to cause outbreaks of disease that result in devastating losses, both emotional and economic, to the equine... Read More

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ACVIM Conference Highlights

October 01, 2008

Among the hot topics this year were nutritional supplements, infectious disease, and metabolism problems.

What do nutritional supplements, infectious diseases, and snake bites have in common? All were considered "hot... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Suspected in NY Racehorse Death

September 07, 2008

Smell My Carrots, a 3-year-old New York-bred maiden gelding, was euthanized Saturday Sept. 6 after being found in his stall in Belmont Park’s Barn 38 with a fever and unable to stand, according to New York Racing Association’s Chief Examining... Read More

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Valacyclovir Dosage Recommendations for EHV Released

August 24, 2008

Oklahoma researchers interested in limiting equine herpesvirus (EHV) disease outbreaks have established specific dosing recommendations for the antiviral agent valacyclovir. The drug appears to be effective in preventing or minimizing clinical... Read More

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Kester News Hour

August 15, 2008

A variety of topics were highlighted during the reinvented Kester News Hour at the 2007 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Monitoring and Preventing Equine Herpesvirus Abortions

August 03, 2008

The monitoring of abortions attributable to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) initiated in 1957 among the Thoroughbred mare population of Central Kentucky has continued annually for the past 51 years. The number of EHV-1 abortions per 1,000 pregnant... Read More

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Emerging Equine Disease: Four Diseases/Syndromes to Watch

July 29, 2008

In 1968 the U.S. Surgeon General proclaimed that the war on infectious diseases had been won. Unfortunately, this statement was not true. Ongoing outbreaks of disease in humans and animals worldwide have established repeatedly that the war on... Read More

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New EHV-4, Neurologic Disease Tests Introduced

July 24, 2008

IDEXX Reference Laboratories has introduced two new diagnostic products to help equine veterinarians diagnose equine respiratory disease and neurologic disease. The new tests include an equine herpesvirus type-4 (EHV-4) RealPCR Test... Read More

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West Virginia Track Resumes Shipping, Racing

July 17, 2008

Officials at Charles Town Races and Slots are again allowing horses to come and go after test results indicated that a sick horse on the property does not have equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

"Everything is back to normal," said Dickie Moore,... Read More

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Barn Quarantined, Training Continues at Charles Town

July 16, 2008

One barn is on lockdown and movement of horses on or off the grounds has ceased, but training continues at Charles Town Races and Slots. The track instituted the precautions after a horse in its stabling area displayed neurologic signs considere... Read More

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Mysteries of Equine Herpesvirus-1 Shedding

July 15, 2008

While it's widely hypothesized that horses shed equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) during times of stress and illness, researchers on a new study say that critically ill horses with acute gastrointestinal disease (colic or colitis) in a veterinary hospital... Read More

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Movement Restrictions Enacted at West Virginia Racetrack

July 15, 2008

Movement of horses on or off the grounds of Charles Town Races and Slots has been called to a halt after a horse there displayed neurologic signs. The track is located in Charles Town, W.V.

"The track has imposed a quarantine to keep any... Read More

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Maryland Officials Announce Availability of EHV-1 Test

June 28, 2008

As part of the Maryland Department of Agriculture's (MDA) ongoing work to expedite the identification and control of disease, the College Park Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory is now able to perform polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for... Read More

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Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

April 21, 2008

Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More

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EHV: Murray State Barns Remain Quarantined, No Clinical Signs Reported

April 15, 2008

As of April 14, a horse that had shown clinical signs consistent with equine herpesvirus myeloencephalitis while stabled at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., remains in guarded condition at a referral hospital in Lexington. Samples... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Outbreak: WCVM Resumes Clinical Services

April 14, 2008

Based on the results of diagnostic tests, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan has resumed all regular clinical services for equine patients at its Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

The decision,... Read More

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Murray State University Takes Precautions Against Spread of Equine Herpesvirus

April 09, 2008

One horse at the Murray State University Equine Unit in Murray, Ky., has tested positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to Rusty Ford, equine programs manager with the Kentucky... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Meeting for Saskatchewan Horse Owners

April 07, 2008

The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan are teaming up to present an informational seminar on equine herpesvirus Thursday, April 10, in Saskatoon, Sask.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) 1 & 4

April 04, 2008

Respiratory disease, abortion & neurologic disease in horses can all be caused by equine herpesviruses (EHV).... Read More