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Va. Public Horse Sales and Auctions Cancelled Until Monday

March 01, 2007

State officials have cancelled all public horse sales and auctions throughout Virginia. The move is part of continuing efforts to stop the spread of the highly contagious equine herpesvirus. It remains in effect through Monday.

Last week... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Medicine

March 01, 2007

Uplifting Applications for UC Davis Large Animal Lift

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Rhodococcus equi

March 01, 2007

From the moment a newborn foal exits the warm fluid environment of its gestation and draws a first postpartum breath of air, it is exposed to millions of would-be invaders that would do it harm if not for the components of the foal's immune system,... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Update on Equine Medical Center Quarantine, Meetings

February 28, 2007

The status of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has not changed since Monday, Feb. 26. The state-imposed quarantine is still in effect.

Two of the four horses with neurologic signs have had a positive test for equine... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Horses Stable at Equine Medical Center

February 28, 2007

A press release from Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center at 5:29 p.m. today (February 28) stated that four horses being held in the Biosafety Level 2 isolation unit at the Equine Medical Center are in stable condition after... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Test Results Returned on Maryland Horses

February 27, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has received test results taken last week from 13 Maryland horses involved in the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) situation in Maryland and Virginia. Twelve of the test results were negative, resulting in... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Va. Officials Awaiting Test Results

February 27, 2007

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announced that a horse from a farm in Fauquier County tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). This horse had been admitted to the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical... Read More

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Herpesvirus: More Negative Maryland Tests

February 27, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) today (Feb. 27) at 5:20 p.m. announced that test results taken last week from 16 more Maryland horses involved in the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) situation in Maryland and Virginia, for a total of 28... Read More

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Equestrians Raise Funds for Peers in Need

February 25, 2007

Over 300 equestrians went bowling Feb. 18 for the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation's Emergency Relief Fund at Greenacres Bowl in Lake Worth, Fla.

When the evening was over approximately $60,000 was raised for the AHJF's Emergency Relief... Read More

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3 Va. Counties, Quantico Added to EHV Horse Quarantine

February 25, 2007

Three counties and Quantico Marine Base have been added to a horse quarantine because of a suspected infection of the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV), officials said Friday (Feb. 23).

The quarantine involves 175 horses and includes... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Va. Tech Holding Informational Meeting

February 23, 2007

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center will be holding an informational meeting for clients concerning the suspected EHV-1 infection from 7:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26, at the Best Western Leesburg-Dulles (726... Read More

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Racetracks Impose Restrictions Due to EHV-1 Concerns

February 23, 2007

Penn National and Charles Town racetracks have imposed restrictions on horses shipping to their tracks as a result of suspected cases of equine herpesvirus in the Mid Atlantic region.

Penn National reported that its stable area has been... Read More

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State Investigating Mysterious Maine Horse Deaths

February 23, 2007

State officials are investigating the deaths of 10 horses at a Searsport, Me., farm since Feb. 17, WCSH reported. A caretaker for some of the horse... Read More

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No EHV-1 Positive Horses In Maryland, Some Hold Orders in Effect

February 23, 2007

According to a statement released by the Maryland Department of Agriculture yesterday (Feb. 22), there are no known positive cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Maryland. However, eight facilities are under mandatory investigational hold... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Horses Being Tested At Five New Maryland Locations

February 23, 2007

A release from the Maryland Department of Agriculture at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, noted that, "As of today there are five new facilities of interest (for equine herpesvirus type 1), for a total of 13, under hold orders based on new information... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Md. Officials Investigating Five Exposed Horses

February 21, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is conducting a neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) investigation in six locations in Maryland, including five horses currently located in the state.

The investigation is warranted because these... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Six Virginia Farms Quarantined

February 21, 2007

Under the direction of State Veterinarian Richard Wilkes, veterinarians with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) are currently quarantining six farms in Northern Virginia with horses that might have been... Read More

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Leesburg, Va., Equine Medical Center Under Herpesvirus Quarantine

February 21, 2007

State officials have imposed a quarantine of the Virginia Tech Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center's facilities effective immediately due to the suspected infection of the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in three hospitalized... Read More

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N.D. Extension Reports Numerous Cases of Strangles

February 19, 2007

Area horse owners should watch their animals carefully for signs of strangles, a highly contagious disease, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service equine specialist Carrie Hammer.

"Many cases of the disease have been... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus: Valtrex Treatment Appears Successful

February 18, 2007

Can antiviral drugs be used to successfully treat horses with equine herpesvirus? Recent research into the drug Valacyclovir (trade name Valtrex) seems to indicate it has a place in treating horses exposed to--and diagnosed with--equine herpesvirus... Read More

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Herpesvirus: N.Y. Horse Euthanatized

February 07, 2007

Just days after a false alarm reporting a positive case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Dutchess County, N.Y., a horse there was euthanatized after showing neurologic signs consistent with EHV-1. Test results confirmed the horse... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Wisconsin Cases Not Related to Other Outbreaks

February 06, 2007

A flare-up of equine herpesvirs-1 (EHV-1) cases in Jefferson County, Wisc., which has led to the euthanasia of two horses, is not related to any other recent outbreaks, according to Scott Austin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic... Read More

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Herpesvirus Confirmed in Wisconsin Horses; Two Euthanatized

February 05, 2007

Two horses in Jefferson County, Wisc., have been confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to a statement written by Scott Austin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic, and released on the Wisconsin Horse Council... Read More

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Strangles Eradication is Aim of New British Initiative

February 01, 2007

The British Horse Society and the Animal Health Trust launched a campaign today (Feb. 1) to raise £250,000 ($492,000) to eradicate Strangles.

Strangles--triggered by the bacterium Streptococcus equi--is one of the most common... Read More

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Two Los Alamitos Horse Deaths Attributed to EHV-1

January 30, 2007

Edited CHRB report

Rick Arthur, DVM, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board, reported Monday that two barns are under quarantine at Los Alamitos Race Course following the deaths of two horses from the... Read More