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The quarantine can be lifted at some point after that three-week period depending on the course of the disease. In response to outbreaks of the disease in recent years, the United State Equestrian Federation adopted a new vaccination rule. EHV-1 spreads quickly from horse to horse, has a high morbidity, and can cause a wide range of symptoms from a complete lack of clinical signs, to respiratory problems (especially in young horses), and spontaneous abortions in pregnant mares. Meanwhile the Jersey Fresh CCI*** began yesterday at the New Jersey Horse Park as the sport of eventing gradually moves back into the northern states and Thoroughrbed racing begins this weekend at the state’s lovely Monmouth Park. The neurologic form of EHV is a reportable disease in New Jersey. Concerned owners should consult with their veterinarian prior to taking any action as the clinical signs of infection with the neurological form of EHV-1 (EHM) are common to many other diseases. The incubation period of EHV-1 is typically 2 to 10 days.

There are more viruses in this family, but EHV 1, 3, 4 pose the most serious health risks for horses. EHV-1 is unlike other viruses such as equine influenza which can travel over longer distances. In response, NJDA became intensively involved in statewide, regional and national activities to mitigate the potential impact of FMD on New Jersey and the nation. Because recent outbreaks of EHM have been more severe, and the virus behavior seems to be different, APHIS believes that the second criterion has been met. The animal was humanely euthanized on Feb. Stables near the one where the sick horse resided were notified of the situation and owners are cautioned to monitor horses at their premises carefully. A typical posture indicative of the virus is the “dog-sitting” posture, where the horse will have pronounced weakness in the hind limbs and will sit much like a dog would.


Schaefer said that the show normally attracted about 160 horses but that only 90 took part this year. Equine neuro herpesvirus outbreak, New Zealand. The goal of vaccination is to induce resistance to infection prior to exposure by producing a strong and durable immune response without inducing clinical signs of the disease in the horse. KEENELAND’S Rice Road Training Center – 1 barn remains under quarantine tonight – Samples (whole blood and nasal swabs) have been collected from the horses in this barn and testing results are expected to be available tomorrow morning 2/9/17. If an owner has a horse that is exhibiting neurologic signs or suspects Equine Herpes, they are directed to call their veterinarian immediately. It is believed that many horses have been naturally exposed to EHV-1 and some of those, otherwise healthy appearing, horses harbor latent forms of disease in their cells for life; and, they may become intermittent shedders. Respiratory shedding of the virus occurs for 7-10 days, but may last longer in infected horses.

This entry was posted in Horse Care and tagged blaine servis, equine disease outbreak, equine diseases, equine herpesvirus, favorite tale, guadalupe preciado, Maryland Jockey Club, Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, Parx Racing, pennsylvania racing, presque isle downs, sal sinatra, sam elliott by Natalie Voss. No confirmed cases of EHV-1 have been reported at Tourelay Farm at this time. Equine herpesvirus 2 (EHV-2). Factors that reduce the incidence of herpes Hours of sleep enough sleep. Please visit our website or speak with one of our veterinarians to discuss a deworming program based on your horse’s parasite burden. Claiming activity in the mid-Atlantic was flat on a month-over-month basis but 2016 to date lags well behind 2015, in our Claimbox report. and 8:30 p.m.

Calder Race Course has placed a fourth barn under quarantine after a horse stabled in it showed signs of illness. Strangles was reported by France, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States. Copyright © 2017 Paulick Report. Reedannland Farm in central Iowa reported EHV-1 killed four of their blue ribbon-winning horses and that several more animals were sick in an online post May 11, 2015. Temperatures are being monitored twice daily and no horses have shown elevated temperatures. Neurological symptoms (equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy), caused by EHV-1, may include mild to significant hind-limb ataxia, or incoordination, and may present alongside urinary incontinence, and/or fecal retention. Indirect contact through sharing of equipment or transmission through human contact between infected and non-infected horses is a major threat for spreading the infection.

Of those horses, 90 tested positive for the neurologic form, equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy. It can be spread indirectly through human contaminated hands or clothing; contaminated equipment and tack; contaminated trailers used for transporting horses; contaminated wipe rags or other grooming equipment; and contaminated feed and water buckets. In 2014, there was one laboratory-confirmed case of EHM in Ontario due to the non-neuropathogenic strain. There are 34 other equines (horses, miniature horses, and miniature donkeys) on this premises that are under quarantine.