Turf Paradise horses quarantined over equine virus concerns

“The 5-year-old mare, was probably 10 days ago now, was put down or euthanized by the owner and trainer and veterinarian. All California horses that have been in contact with an infected horse and show signs of disease or test positive for (equine herpes myeloencephalopathy) will be placed under a CDFA quarantine in order to limit spread,” the agency says. The quarantine ends Feb. Georgia Department of Agriculture recommends that any Georgia horses attending this event that are not under quarantine should be isolated when returned home and observed closely for the next 21 days. One trainer there euthanized three of his eight horses this week. This incident involves two confirmed cases of EHV-1 in New York State. The following day, Sunland Park notified Turf Paradise that it had detected EHV-1 in its horse population.

Although not transmissible to humans, department officials said EHM can be spread through the air, contaminated equipment, clothing and hands. If you suspect a horse may have been exposed, then monitor the horse’s rectal temperature twice a day for 14 days and call your veterinarian immediately if a fever develops (≥ 102 ºF). It is believed that this case is associated with an outbreak of the same virus in the Western United States. Broberg said officials tested the 5-year-old mare and told him the cause was the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus. Veterinarians are required to report equine neurologic syndrome to the department. A group of student leaders has become emerged at Poplar Bluff Middle School this year after the campus relocated to Victory Lane. “In addition to the affected barns, heightened biosecurity has been implemented in the entire barn area that includes directing and restricting entrance into each barn, as well as requiring disinfecting upon entry and exit of each barn,” he said.

Infected horses should be quarantined for 21 days and any exposed, but non-symptomatic horses can be quarantined for 14 days. Area veterinarians say their phones have been ringing off the hook with questions about EHV-1. The agriculture department said it is not imposing restrictions on equine events or movements at this time, but it encouraged horse owners to take precautionary measures at upcoming horse events, such as calling ahead to see if the scheduled event is still taking place. The disease poses no harm to humans but can cause abortions, partial paralysis and death in horses. Subsequent tests determined that she had nEHV-1. Three Oregon Dressage Society events were postponed and a fourth was moved. There are currently 26 known horses in Texas that attended the event.

The virus also affected horses in other states including Washington, Idaho, and California. “This includes not sharing water troughs, feed bins and other gear and not permitting over-the-fence contact,” it said. Symptoms include runny nose, fever, wobbly gait, hind-end weakness, dribbling of urine and diminished tail tone. Sunland Park in New Mexico had a major problem with the virus, which forced racing to be halted for over a month. Equipment should not be shared. Project leader Gisela Hussey, also a veterinarian at the university, said: “The outcome of this research will also help scientists understand how herpes viruses in all species may impact immune systems. At the Kern County cutting in California on May 13, a horse died of the disease and another was rushed to University of California, Davis, according to one cutting horse person present at the event in a report done by Quarter Horse News.

Copyright © 2017 Paulick Report. Dr Josie Traub-Dargatz, equine commodity specialist at Colorado State University and Dr Barbara Bischoff, a veterinary analyst at Fort Collins, Colorado, discussed the report in the July edition of Equine Disease Quarterly, published by the Gluck Equine Research Centre at University of Kentucky. The state Department of Agriculture also recommends that all horses that attended the show be isolated and monitored twice daily for fever and clinical signs of this disease. Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Equine herpesevirus-1 is spread through nose-to-nose contact and through close contact with contaminated equipment, clothing and water and feed. There is not sufficient evidence to prove that all the cases from around the country are connected. Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) is naturally occurring in equine populations and may cause respiratory disease, abortion in mares, neonatal foal death, and/or neurologic disease.

Those horses are isolated and are being closely monitored for any clinical signs of EHV. Currently horses in four different counties (Boulder, Larimer, Mesa, and Weld) are being investigated for the disease and are under hold or quarantine orders. This is because the Vericella Virus can lay dormant in your nerve roots and then cause the Zoster virus (shingles) later in life. Cu… Horses at the facility are being monitored for the disease and have been quarantined to the site.