Neurologic disease caused by equine herpesvirus-1 has been recognized for many years. However, in recent years there has been an increase in the number of EHV-1 neurologic cases worldwide. No one knows why.
Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) causes many problems, including abortion, respiratory disease, neurologic disease, death in newborn foals, and a newly recognized syndrome described as peracute pulmonary vasculitis of adult horses (which strikes adult horses in their lungs and kills them almost overnight).
EHV-1 has the potential to cause devastating outbreaks and shut down much of the industry, especially the racing industry. Continuing research offers hope that soon we'll understand how the terrifying neurologic EHV-1 disease occurs, and what to do to prevent it.
- EHV-1 Inactivated Vaccine Efficacy Tested (AAEP 2011)
- Neurologic EHV-1: An Overview
- Diagnosing Neurologic EHV-1: Back to Basics
- EHV-1 Outbreak: Case Total Holding Steady
- EHV-1 Outbreak: Additional Cases Reported Over Weekend
- EHV-1 Outbreak: Veterinarians Still On Alert
- EHV-1 Outbreak: Several New Cases Reported
- EHV-1 Outbreak: The Watch for Cases Continues
- EHV-1 Outbreak: Number of Confirmed Cases Rising
- EHV-1 Outbreak: State Veterinarians Monitoring Closely