Equine Herpes Virus Update | PleasureHorse.com

“It’s spread by being in direct close contact with each other—horses that are nose to nose or who are within the same air space,” said Dr. On May 13, the day after Chief’s necropsy, Keith Roehr, the Colorado state veterinarian, sent an e-mail to his counterparts in every state and Canadian province where the horses had come from. Moreover, we need to know more about which trailer types are associated (bumper pull vs gooseneck, straight stall vs slant?) with injury and what role factors like weather, time of day and driver behavior play. Vaccination does not protect against the neurologic form, and highlights the need for routine biosecurity measures in our preventative care programs. Foals – Foals born to mares that were vaccinated in the 10th month of gestation will require EEE/WEE, WNV, Tetanus and Rhino/Flu at 6, 7 and 8 months of age with the addition of rabies at 8 months. The index or first case reported was a horse imported from Europe through the USDA New York Animal Import Center. Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.

Subsequently, in accordance with international guidelines, CFIA has no authority for requesting certification related to this disease from the United States Department of Agriculture when importing horses from the United States (US). The Department of Agriculture and Markets has implemented a 28-day quarantine period. The state of Utah has not recommended the cancellation of any events involving horses, mules, and/or burros at this time. Presently, we are within the 10-14 day timeframe. 22] and went over what we had and what the situation was. Even if nothing turns up under the quarantine, Turf Paradise will likely not accept horses from New Mexico for the foreseeable future. These include the following notable examples: yellow fever, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis (JE), West Nile encephalitis (WNE), Zika virus infection, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis (EEE and WEE), Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis (VEE), and Chikungunya virus infection.


No horses in or out of the racetrack property is one precaution the racetrack is taking to keep the virus from spreading. Colorado and Wyoming have imposed restrictions on horses entering the state, but other states with horses affected by EHV have not. The national report stated that horses died or were euthanized in Arizona (1), California (1), Colorado (2), Idaho (2) and New Mexico 1. As a result of the EHM case, biosecurity measures at the barn and high traffic areas of the track have been ramped up. Several sources have quoted an Arizona newspaper, The Sierra Vista Herald, which in turn quoted an Arizona veterinarian, Dr. The Sunland Derby is slated for March 20. However, routine vaccination with the available EHV vaccines has shown to provide some cross protection and can decrease severity of the neurologic form of the infection.

Although not transmissible to humans, EHM is a severe, often deadly, transmissible neurological disease that is spread most commonly by direct horse-to-horse contact. Hall said this is a good time to remind all horse owners and those of other livestock of the importance of proper care and vaccination of all their animals. Thankfully this case does not have EHV-1, the neurological disease, which caused the fatalities that we are all aware of. Three horses are in isolation and under close observation. A Fair Grounds trainer who spoke to the Paulick Report said test results came back Monday confirming the finding. One of the cases from Wisconsin from Burnett Co that was euthanized tested negative for EHV-1 on the post-mortem and has been removed from the list of cases. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

“The yard owner and liveries, who have had such a difficult time with this disease and its devastating consequences, continue to follow our guidance and biosecurity recommendations,” he said. There are no related cases of EHV-1 in Oklahoma. We are face to face with the dizzying reality of the level of motion of horses in the United States. illness and testing positive for EHV-1 in order to exit quarantine. Sadly four horses have now been euthanised due the neurological presentation of EHV and our thoughts are with their owners at this difficult time. Horses in barns not exposed to EHV-1 will be allowed to continue racing at the Fair Grounds. The neutropic strain of the disease can be fatal, or cause lasting neurologic damage that leaves the animal with a permanently reduced level of function.

The gelding was euthanized on March 21, 2015 due to deterioration of clinical signs in the face of aggressive supportive care. Upward Momentum in Business Continues after the second weekend of Thoroughbred racing at Edmonton Northlands. Due to severity of clinical signs, the 5 year-old horse was euthanized on November 3, 2016. Due to severity of clinical signs, the 5 year-old horse was euthanized on November 3, 2016.