EHV-1 Workshop for Veterinary Professionals Scheduled

Prevention, mitigation, and management of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infections will be a focus for equine veterinary professionals during an EHV-1 workshop. The event will take place Oct. 19 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., and is jointly presented by the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation.

During morning presentations and an afternoon panel discussion, nearly a dozen infectious disease experts will provide attendees with current information on EHV-1 outbreaks, diagnostics, vaccine efforts, biosecurity and regulatory mitigation, and other pertinent matters to help equine veterinarians minimize the risk of infection and respond to a potential outbreak.

“The recent outbreaks of EHV-1 in North America highlighted regulatory infectious disease control and the importance of biosecurity,” said Kent Fowler, DVM, chair of the infectious diseases of horses committee at USAHA and chief of the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Animal Health Branch. “Increasing the knowledge of the disease and biosecurity practices protects the health of the U.S. equine population. We are very much looking forward to a robust discussion on EHV-1.”

Additional information about the workshop is available by contacting Fowler at 916/900-5040 or

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