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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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Herpesvirus Vaccination Recommendations

December 27, 2006

The following vaccination recommendations for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) were made by Julia Wilson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, associate professor of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota. There is some debate among researchers... 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

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Monday's Florida EHV-1 Status Report

December 26, 2006

The following edited release is from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services' Division of Animal Industry.

Equine Herpesvirus-1 Status Report--Florida
Revised December 25, 2006, at 12:30 pm

Nine... Read More

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Precautionary Equine Measures Taken at Tampa Bay Downs

December 26, 2006

As of Dec. 19, Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., will be restricting access to its barn area. There will be no backside admittance in except for race-and-go shippers, who will be restricted to a quarantined receiving barn. Currently, there are n... Read More

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Herpesvirus Stops Event; Equestrian Triathlon on Hold

December 26, 2006

In light of the recent outbreak of the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), organizers of this year's Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon have postponed the event originally scheduled for Jan. 6, 2007, at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington,... Read More

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Officials: Equine Virus Kills Fifth Horse

December 24, 2006

An equine herpes virus first detected in Palm Beach County, Fla., has killed another horse.

A spokesman from the Florida Department of Agriculture said the horse died Friday at Payso Park, a 500-horse facility in Martin County now under... Read More

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"Tuesday Talk" Highlights Neurologic Issues

December 24, 2006

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center presented "Equine Neurological Issues Over the Life Course" during its first Tuesday Talk session of the season. The seminar, which was held in Leesburg, Virginia, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, featured Martin O.... Read More

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Florida Herpesvirus Outbreak Leads to Restrictions at Calder Race Course

December 23, 2006

Florida Herpesvirus Outbreak Leads to Restrictions at Calder Race Course

An outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Wellington, Fla., has led to restrictions on horse movement at Calder Race Course. Horses in two barns have been separated... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Eight EHV-1 Cases Confirmed

December 22, 2006

Eight cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) have been confirmed with laboratory testing from horses, seven in the Wellington area and one in Ocala, Fla. The Ocala horse shipped from south Florida and had a direct link to one of the horses shippe... Read More

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Herpesvirus Update: Fourth Florida Horse Dead

December 22, 2006

A fourth horse exposed to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has died, according to officials with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The horse was exposed to the virus while stabled at the Palm Beach Equine Sports... Read More

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Missouri Supreme Court: Animal Prescriptions Follow Different Rules

December 21, 2006

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that prescriptions for animals should not be treated the same as those for people, granting a victory to a northwest Missouri feed store.

The Missouri Supreme Court was considering whether state laws... Read More

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Herpesvirus Update: Ocala Crowd Attends EHV Meeting, Horse Recovering

December 21, 2006

Yesterday (Dec. 20), Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services officials held a meeting to address concerns and management issues related to the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in Wellington. More than 300 people... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: No EHV-1 in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

December 21, 2006

Representatives of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture verified today that there are no known cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) or official quarantines in their state.

These states received horse... Read More

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Calder Closes Stable Area to New Horses; Takes Other EHV-1 Precautions

December 20, 2006

Edited press release

Calder Race Course track veterinarian Mary Scollay, DVM, announced Dec. 19 that precautionary measures are being taken regarding equine herpesvirus, a contagious disease spread among horses with flu-like... Read More

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State Vet Investigating EHV in Ocala and Jupiter, Fla.

December 20, 2006

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson says the department's Division of Animal Industry is continuing the investigation into the presence of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) in several areas of the state... Read More

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Herpesvirus Outbreak: No EHV-1 in New Hampshire, Tennessee, Carolinas

December 20, 2006

State veterinarians from New Hampshire, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina have identified the horses exposed to equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) and are dealing with the situation.

In New Hampshire, State Veterinarian... Read More

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Herpesvirus Update: Kentucky Mare Cleared

December 19, 2006

Since equine herpesvirus (EHV) is not a federally reportable disease, state officials have become better at communicating among themselves when there might be a problem involving EHV. Such was the case when a shipment of 15 horses from Germany... Read More