Paul Lunn, BVMS, MS, PhD, head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, spoke on equine herpesvirus biosecurity at a day-long meeting at the 2007 American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics on Equine Herpesviral Diseases.
While vaccines can be a valuable prevention measure, Lunn stressed the importance of other biosecurity measures. The main biosecurity measures Lunn cited to prevent EHM are entry restrictions of horses onto properties, quarantine at the time of entry, use of health certificates, breaking up the horse population on a property into smaller groups to prevent spread if infection does occur. The presentation also covered topics such as hygiene and other disease-containment strategies.
- Veterinarians Urge Vaccination against West Nile Virus
- Increased Equine West Nile Virus Activity in 2012
- Horse Vaccines in 2012: Where We Stand
- EHV-1 Inactivated Vaccine Efficacy Tested (AAEP 2011)
- Biosecurity for Hospitals and Horse Farms
- Neurologic EHV-1: An Overview
- Management Strategies to Enhance Vaccine Efficacy
- Diagnosing Neurologic EHV-1: Back to Basics
- EHV-1 Outbreak: Case Total Holding Steady
- EHV-1 Outbreak: Additional Cases Reported Over Weekend