Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)

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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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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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"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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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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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

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Herpesvirus-Exposed Horses Located in 10 States

December 19, 2006

The 14 horses imported and quarantined with the animal believed responsible for the outbreak of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) in Wellington, Fla., have been located, according to Jim Rogers, media coordinator for the USDA's Animal and Plant... Read More

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Sick Horse in Ocala Confirmed Positive for EHV-1

December 19, 2006

Test results have confirmed that a sick racehorse in Ocala, Fla., has equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), and an additional horse in Jupiter, Fla., is showing neurologic signs, according to Read More

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Florida State Vet: EHV Confirmed, 15 Clinical Cases

December 18, 2006

As of Saturday (Dec. 16), five cases of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) have been confirmed with laboratory testing from horses on a quarantined premises in the Wellington, Fla., area. Four additional premises have movement restrictions in... Read More

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Wellington Closing Horse Trail, Setting Up Equine Herpesvirus Hotline

December 18, 2006

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has reported Wellington, Fla., village officials will be closing the... Read More

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Herpesvirus Outbreak: State Veterinarians Notified of EHV Horse Movement

December 18, 2006

State veterinarians have been notified if their jurisdiction received horses that could potentially be spreading equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) from the shipment of 15 horses that included ones responsible for sparking the current outbreak of... Read More

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EHV Conference Draws Huge Crowd of Concerned Wellington Equestrians

December 16, 2006

In excess of 600 concerned people from the local equestrian community attended a press conference hosted by Stadium Jumping Inc., in the Jockey Club alongside the Internationale Arena at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Center this morning (Dec.... Read More

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State Vet: Two Deaths, Two Official EHV Quarantines in Wellington

December 15, 2006

State Officials in Florida are investigating a possible outbreak of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) in the Wellington, Fla., area. Affected animals have been associated with the importation of horses through the USDA New York animal import... Read More

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Florida Equine Neurologic Outbreak: Tip of the Iceberg?

December 15, 2006

The source of the current outbreak of neurologic illness in Wellington, Fla., has been traced back to a shipment of 15 horses imported from Europe the last week of November. The horses were housed together at a quarantine facility in New York.... Read More

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Florida Animal Health Officials Distribute Disease Report

December 14, 2006

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service's Division of Animal Industry distributed the following Disease Report:

The Division of Animal Industry is currently investigating a possible EHV-1 outbreak in... Read More