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EHV-1 Protection

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With equine herpesvirus back in the news, which one thing will you most likely do to protect your horse?

Stay home until cases settle and institute biosecurity measures.
17%
226
Institute judicious biosecurity measures when traveling with my horse.
5%
74
Vaccinate for rhinopneumonitis, the respiratory form of EHV-1/4.
13%
174
A combination of the above.
58%
791
None of the above--I'm not concerned about EHV-1 in my area.
7%
89

Total votes cast: 1354

Comments & Write-in Answers

Because we live in the Chicagoland area, my barn has decided not to go to shows early this season

3/11/2013 10:04:10 PM

My horse lives on my own property, without physical contact with other horses.

3/11/2013 5:35:03 PM

My horses oonly leave the farm for trail rides and are not exposed to outside horses

3/11/2013 1:01:36 PM

Will not vaccinate

3/11/2013 12:34:43 PM

i always give my self a thorough scrub when returning fron another barn... just incase

3/10/2013 5:02:15 PM

We don't travel too far, but definitely won't travel to an area with cases

3/10/2013 3:25:14 PM

no horses should be allowed in or out of fla or ill . while this is being contained..

3/10/2013 12:02:53 PM

modified live vaccine appears more effective AND safer than killed vaccine

3/10/2013 6:45:30 AM

my horse stays home

3/9/2013 10:22:39 PM

We are near the IL outbreak and have quarantined our property. Too many elderly horses here.

3/9/2013 1:55:08 PM

with 22 minis I use all safety measures I can

3/9/2013 8:51:38 AM

the air borne virus inection verydagerous so we have to vaccinate our animals befor any events

3/9/2013 1:34:16 AM

I'll be competeing my horse from home using the virtual shows at horseshow.com

3/8/2013 9:45:36 PM

Rhinommune by Phizer is the only vaccine that shows any specific immunity against EHM.

3/8/2013 8:45:42 PM

I am so fortunate to be in Hawaii - more isolated than most.

3/8/2013 8:29:40 PM

It is too risky to have your horse leave your area and come in contact with traveling horses.

3/8/2013 7:20:29 PM

Vaccines while pricey are less expensive than a single vet call. We owe our animals protection.

3/8/2013 6:24:58 PM

Limit new horses comming on to the property

3/8/2013 2:50:05 PM

All of this for the sake of some cheep shots and a Quarentine Protocol!

3/8/2013 12:27:10 PM

I vaccinate for Rhino already and have for many years.

3/8/2013 12:01:27 PM

I will vaccinate and likely stay home.

3/8/2013 10:41:33 AM

I have vaccinated for this for decades and will continue to do so as part of our vaccination program

3/8/2013 8:24:40 AM

My horses don't travel and are not exposed to other horses.

3/7/2013 11:55:22 PM

If it becomes active in my area I will stay home.

3/7/2013 10:31:30 PM

I had a horse in 98 who contracted EVH1. I will take no chances. no one should live through this

3/7/2013 9:53:21 PM

I will be keeping my horses at my home farm and vaccinate them also

3/7/2013 9:27:02 PM

talk to my vet about what is best for my pony

3/7/2013 5:52:57 PM

Trying to see if testing for the mutant virus is appropriate.

3/7/2013 5:21:53 PM

EHV-1 neuro is not new; technology to detect is new. Practice biosecurity always, for everything.

3/7/2013 5:01:29 PM

Nothing mentioned about the one case in Oregon?

3/7/2013 4:27:32 PM

I am a closed herd, but I want to show safefly

3/7/2013 4:23:07 PM

Would do combination if traveling/showing/......

3/7/2013 2:28:59 PM

No show or competition is worth the risk of my horse's life

3/7/2013 12:00:07 PM

how do horses that survive ehm play into to continued breakouts?

3/7/2013 6:43:19 AM

My horses never leave home or have contact with other horses

3/6/2013 8:34:29 PM

My horse is isolated, so no need to worry about it.

3/6/2013 5:26:15 PM

I rarely travel, but I might vaccinate anyway. only problem is the vaccine is super expensive :(

3/6/2013 3:38:55 PM

Continue to protect against exposure just as we have been doing for many many years

3/6/2013 2:37:55 PM

Horses already have been vaccinated for a number of years, but will still use biosecurity when out

3/6/2013 11:55:46 AM

Vaccination is best if having to travel; o/w stay home or be very judicious when traveling

3/6/2013 11:15:03 AM

More challenge studies need to be funded to see if the current vaccines actually do cross protect

3/6/2013 8:28:29 AM

It's not that I am not concerned, we're trail riders and don't come into contact with other horses.

3/6/2013 8:06:10 AM

My horses don't go anywhere where they would be exposed.

3/6/2013 7:12:47 AM

Over-vaccination can cause founder, so being careful to not cross-contaminate is all that's needed.

3/5/2013 11:21:38 PM

If it gets too close, we will close our farm down, We are located in an isolated area.

3/5/2013 10:47:57 PM

stay home and vaccinate for rhinopneumonitis

3/5/2013 9:18:23 PM

Multiple studies show that vaccination may INCREASE risk of exposed horses developing neurological

3/5/2013 8:48:35 PM

My horses are isolated and never leave the property.

3/5/2013 8:32:35 PM

vaccination with a high antigen mass EHV-1 vaccine isn't an option?

3/5/2013 7:48:58 PM

I have non-traveling closed herd waiting regular spring vaccinations unless...

3/5/2013 7:29:06 PM

closed herd and don't breed; no need to vaccinate

3/5/2013 6:27:30 PM

The rhino vaccine doesn't protect against the neuro form, and can compromise the immune system

3/5/2013 5:20:17 PM

Nothing different. Make sure my horses immune system is boosted. I'm not going to live in fear

3/5/2013 3:43:32 PM

Staying home- best way to prevent is to not expose them to it

3/5/2013 2:39:35 PM

My horse is alone and doesn't travel off my property.

3/5/2013 1:18:44 PM

No EHV-1 in my area at the moment, but I always use caution when travelling and vaccinate.

3/5/2013 8:52:30 AM