Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)

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Herpesvirus: Md. Officials Investigating Five Exposed Horses

February 21, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is conducting a neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) investigation in six locations in Maryland, including five horses currently located in the state.

The investigation is warranted because these... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Six Virginia Farms Quarantined

February 21, 2007

Under the direction of State Veterinarian Richard Wilkes, veterinarians with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) are currently quarantining six farms in Northern Virginia with horses that might have been... Read More

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Leesburg, Va., Equine Medical Center Under Herpesvirus Quarantine

February 21, 2007

State officials have imposed a quarantine of the Virginia Tech Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center's facilities effective immediately due to the suspected infection of the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in three hospitalized... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Valtrex Treatment Appears Successful

February 18, 2007

Can antiviral drugs be used to successfully treat horses with equine herpesvirus? Recent research into the drug Valacyclovir (trade name Valtrex) seems to indicate it has a place in treating horses exposed to--and diagnosed with--equine herpesvirus... Read More

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Herpesvirus: N.Y. Horse Euthanatized

February 07, 2007

Just days after a false alarm reporting a positive case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Dutchess County, N.Y., a horse there was euthanatized after showing neurologic signs consistent with EHV-1. Test results confirmed the horse... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Wisconsin Cases Not Related to Other Outbreaks

February 06, 2007

A flare-up of equine herpesvirs-1 (EHV-1) cases in Jefferson County, Wisc., which has led to the euthanasia of two horses, is not related to any other recent outbreaks, according to Scott Austin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic... Read More

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Herpesvirus Confirmed in Wisconsin Horses; Two Euthanatized

February 05, 2007

Two horses in Jefferson County, Wisc., have been confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to a statement written by Scott Austin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic, and released on the Wisconsin Horse Council... Read More

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Two Los Alamitos Horse Deaths Attributed to EHV-1

January 30, 2007

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Rick Arthur, DVM, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board, reported Monday that two barns are under quarantine at Los Alamitos Race Course following the deaths of two horses from the... Read More

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Florida Lifts All Equine Herpesvirus Quarantines

January 23, 2007

All quarantines in effect for horse farms and clinics due to the recent equine herpesvirus outbreak have been lifted, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs said.

“We released the last facility (Jan. 20),” department... Read More

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EHV Alert Clarified, No Confirmed Cases in New York

January 23, 2007

An alert regarding a case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) put out by the Dutchess County, N.Y., Cornell Cooperative Extension earlier today (Jan. 23) is being clarified.

While the release stated EHV-1 had been diagnosed, Jessica Chittenden,... Read More

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Pony and Car Collisions Increasing in New Forest

January 22, 2007

A new report shows that the number of accidents involving vehicles and New Forest ponies is rising, according to Read More

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Herpesvirus: 21 University of Connecticut Horses Showing Clinical Signs

January 19, 2007

More horses at the University of Connecticut have come down with equine herpesvirus, which forced the school to quarantine the 72-horse herd two weeks ago, UConn officials said Thursday (Jan. 18).

Currently 21 horses are showing signs of th... Read More

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Herpesvirus Prevention: Connecticut Vet Offers Tips

January 19, 2007

Simple good horsemanship and reasonable hygiene are the keys to preventing an outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV), according to Rick Mitchell, DVM, a veterinarian with Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn.

Mitchell made the... Read More

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Connecticut Veterinarians Meet to Discuss EHV

January 18, 2007

CHC would like to report that Stewart Beckett, DVM, chairman of the board for The Connecticut Horse Council, Inc., attended a meeting convened by the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Equine Committee which took place on Monday... Read More

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University of Rhode Island Horses Under Voluntary EHV Quarantine

January 17, 2007

The University of Rhode Island's equestrian team coach has placed the team's horses under voluntary quarantine to prevent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection. Barn visitors are required to disinfect their shoes and hands, riders cannot... Read More

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California Vets Provide EHV-1 Update, Offer Prevention Advice

January 17, 2007

While one barn at Los Alamitos remains under quarantine due to equine herpesvirus-1 positives, the situation in California appears to have calmed down considerably. Rick Arthur, DVM, the California Horse Racing Board equine medical director,... Read More

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Connecticut Veterinarians Meeting to Discuss EHV

January 15, 2007

As most horse owners in Connecticut are now aware, there has been an ongoing outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV) in other states in recent weeks, most notably in Florida and California. On Dec. 24, 2006, a horse at Fairfield Equine Associates i... Read More

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EHV Status: Florida State Officials Close to Sounding All Clear

January 15, 2007

With the majority of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) quarantines lifted in Wellington, Fla., state officials there are close to declaring an end of the outbreak that left six horses dead. Three of the remaining four quarantines could be lifted... Read More

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Herpesvirus Spreading Within University of Connecticut Horse Herd

January 13, 2007

Several more horses are showing clinical signs consistent with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) at the University of Connecticut equine facility, according to Sandra Bushmich, DVM, MS, section head of the Diagnostic Testing Services Laboratory, at... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted in Northern Cal; 3 New Cases at Los Alamitos

January 11, 2007

Quarantine restrictions at Golden Gate Fields, Bay Meadows and the Alameda County Fair at Pleasanton due to the presence of Equine Herpes Virus-1 were lifted Jan. 10, but three new cases of EHV-1 at Los Alamitos Race Course have been confirmed,... Read More

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Herpesvirus: University of Connecticut Horses Quarantined

January 10, 2007

The University of Connecticut, working with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, has quarantined its 72-horse herd due to an outbreak of equine herpesvirus infection.

Equine herpesvirus (EHV), or equine rhinopneumonitis, is passed... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Three Neurologic Cases at University of Connecticut

January 10, 2007

Three horses at the University of Connecticut have been confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and are showing neurologic signs. Several exposed horses are showing respiratory signs.

The university's 72-horse herd is currently... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Kentucky Vet Speaks in Florida

January 09, 2007

Doug Byars, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, a private veterinary consultant in Lexington, Ky., who formerly headed the Hagyard equine veterinary group's medicine department in that city, was invited to tour the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) affected areas in... Read More

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EHV-1 Update: Most Payson Park Horses Out of Quarantine

January 08, 2007

A state-imposed quarantine on most horses stabled at Florida’s Payson Park Training Center was lifted Friday, Jan. 5, as the recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 continued to abate.

Mary Scollay, DVM, track veterinarian for Gulfstream... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: No Extra Precautions on German Imports

January 08, 2007

The USDA is notifying German authorities about the shipment of horses believed to be responsible for the outbreak of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) that resulted in six deaths in Florida, and an additional death in California.... Read More