Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)

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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

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Herpesvirus Testing Increases at Kentucky Diagnostic Center

January 06, 2007

The number of samples tested for equine herpesvirus (EHV) at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) rose in 2006 from an average of less than 1,000 tests per year to about 3,500 last year.

Neil Williams,... Read More

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Herpes Tests Show Five of Six Negative at Golden Gate

January 06, 2007

Five of the six horses previously identified with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) at  Golden Gate Fields Thoroughbred Racetrack in California tested negative in samples taken Jan. 5, reported the director of the large animal clinic at the... Read More

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EHV: Five More California Horses Positive for Neurogenic Strain

January 04, 2007

Five more horses from trainer Lloyd Mason's barn at Golden Gate Fields have tested positive for a neurogenic strain of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) after final samples were tested on New Year's Day, although none are showing symptoms of the... Read More

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Herpesvirus Meeting Attracts Huge Crowd

January 04, 2007

Stadium Jumping Inc. hosted a meeting in The Jockey Club at the Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds in Florida today (Jan. 4) to discuss the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak. Approximately 500 concerned horse owners and professionals... Read More

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Florida Officials Optimistic EHV-1 is Under Control

January 03, 2007

Florida racetrack and state officials say they're cautiously optimistic that the current outbreak is over, with no new cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) detected.

A sixth Florida horse died last Friday. That horse was part of a group... Read More

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EHV: No Link Between Conn. Case and Other Cases

January 02, 2007

A horse at Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn., that tested positive for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) last week does not appear to be linked to the group of imported horses whose distribution gave rise to an... Read More

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Ocala Herpesvirus Meeting: A Veterinarian's Perspective

January 02, 2007

On Dec. 20 the state of Florida, in conjunction with the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, held an afternoon equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) meeting for veterinarians, farm managers, and horse owners in Ocala, Fla., at the... Read More

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EHV-1 Update: Northern Cal Horsemen Await Test Results

January 01, 2007

The equine herpesvirus quarantine continued at three Bay Area tracks Dec. 31 as Northern California horsemen await test results that won't be known until after the New Year's weekend.

All 40 horses in Lloyd Mason's barn have been tested... Read More

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EHV Identified at Fairfield Equine Associates

December 31, 2006

The following is a public notice from the Fairfield Equine Associates Web site, www.fairfieldequine.com. Fairfield Equine Associates is an equine medical facility in Newtown,... Read More

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EHV: Sixth Florida Horse Euthanatized Friday

December 31, 2006

Veterinarians believe they have controlled an outbreak of a highly contagious equine virus responsible for the deaths of six horses.

The latest horse to get seriously ill was euthanatized Friday and two more are being monitored for signs... Read More

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EHV-1 Update: Golden Gate Horse Positive; Quarantine Issued

December 30, 2006

Golden Gate Fields, Bay Meadows and Pleasanton were placed under quarantine Dec. 29 after a horse from Golden Gate was diagnosed as positive for the neurogenic strain of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

The California Horse Racing Board... Read More

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Palm Beach Equine Vets Discuss EHV Timeline, Applaud Cooperation

December 29, 2006

The Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC), a veterinary practice in Wellington, Fla., has been dealing with the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak. Two positive horses were admitted to the clinic before their condition was known, but... Read More

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Isolated Equine Herpesvirus Case in California; Vet Calls State "Fortunate"

December 29, 2006

A gelding that died of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in California remains the only confirmed EHV-1 case in the state. This horse was the first to be traced back to the import group containing the horses that eventually went to... Read More

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Impact of EHV-1 on Florida Tracks Could be Minimal

December 28, 2006

Barring an always-possible turn of events, the recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in Florida might have a minimal impact on the state's racetracks.

State officials were considering lifting the quarantine on horses at Payson... Read More

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Florida Officials, Horse Enthusiasts Struggle with Equine Virus

December 27, 2006

For about two decades, only occasional mechanical problems could delay polo player Owen Rinehart's annual trip to South Florida for the start of the winter season.

This year, however, his plans to log early training time were derailed by... Read More

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Herpesvirus In Florida: Cases Hold Steady at Nine

December 27, 2006

The number of positive neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) cases in the state stands at nine horses--seven in the Wellington area, one in Ocala, and one in Indiantown--according to today's update (Dec. 27) from Florida's Department of... Read More