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INFORMATION ON EQUINE HERPESVIRUS -1 (EHV-1 VIRUS)

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3/23/2013 2:08:23 PM
more infoReply: Laurie
Haven't found that map again, but I did find reports of current or recent cases in the Ocala area of Florida, Montana, Illinois, Utah, California and Quebec.
3/23/2013 2:01:03 PM
EHV-1Reply: Laurie
You can track California cases, here:

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/equine_herpes_virus.html
Still searching for the Country map.
3/23/2013 1:53:27 PM
Tonette - apologyReply: Laurie
I'm sorry for the misspellingof your name - darn auto correct!
3/23/2013 1:33:17 PM
To nettle - EHV-1 Reply: Laurie
There are cases I believe, in Florida, Ohio and a couple of other states. There is a map available online to help track cases-I will see if I can locate it again and I'll post a link here if I can find it.
3/23/2013 1:25:59 PM
Equine DiseaseReply: Tonette
Thanks, Sandy, for the heads up! Very informative. I wonder how prevalent this disease is in the rest of the country?
3/22/2013 8:31:29 AM
Information on Equine Herpesvirus -1 (EHV-1 Virus)Post: Sandy
San Diego County

March 19, 2013: A Warmblood stallion in San Diego County displaying mild neurologic signs has been confirmed positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of Equine Herpesvirus -1 (EHV-1). This strain of virus is responsible for the more common respiratory EHV-1 cases. A small percentage of non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 infected horses can display neurologic signs and are classified as equine herpes myeloencephalopathy cases which are a reportable condition in California. The positive horse has been quarantined and is under veterinary care. CDFA is working to contact exposed horse owners and recommend isolation, twice daily temperature monitoring and implementation of proper biosecurity.
Los Angeles County

March 19, 2013: No new cases. On March 7, 2013, there was a confirmed case of neurotrophic Equine Herpes Virus (nEHV-1) at Santa Anita Park in Los Angeles County. The one confirmed positive horse was febrile, became ataxic, was euthanized and necropsy results indicate histologic lesions compatible with nEHV-1. All horses on the premises are being monitored and, as of this time, no other horses have developed a fever or other symptoms compatible with EHV-1. CDFA will continue to monitor the situation.
Recommendations for Participants at Equine Events

CDFA Animal Health Officials are continually monitoring for Equine Herpes Virus-1 cases. CDFA has no reports of EHV-1 cases in the state at this time. CDFA has no recommendations for the cancellation of any equine event. CDFA reminds horse owners traveling with horses to participate in an equine event, that there is always disease risk when horses of unknown health status are commingled for a show or competition. CDFA strongly recommends that horse owners practice proper biosecurity when attending an equine event. Compliance with basic biosecurity practices is an important factor in reducing risk of exposure to all contagious equine diseases. Basic biosecurity measures to follow to decrease potential disease spread at equine events include:

· Limit horse-to-horse contact.

· Limit horse-to-human-to-horse contact.

· Avoid use of communal water sources.

· Avoid sharing of equipment unless thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses.

· Monitor your horse for clinical signs of disease and report any temperature over 102°F to a veterinarian.





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