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Event coordinators and owners of the animals to compete argue that because these are dressage horses, they have not been exposed to the virus, which has shown up among cutting horses and racehorses. Transporting horses in older trailers increased the risk of injury, but associating trailer or van type with injury was difficult since the results contained data from 46 different manufactured brands of trailers and 12 models of trucks, with either two or three models. In some grids, this can create a $10-$15 per hundredweight (carcass weight) difference between a select carcass and a choice carcass, which, in some cases, relates to the difference between a loss and a profit. The second case is a Quarter horse racehorse that is unrelated to the cutting horse group. At this time we recommend no horse travel, especially to barrel racing events, to limit exposure until we have more information. “A horse from the barn was used in the Tionesta Wounded Warrior Horseback Scavenger Hunt, where 94 horses took part, including horses from Ohio and West Virginia. Workouts are now conducted in three shifts, with unaffected horses training during the early window followed by horses from the five barns that have had a positive test for the wild type strain, followed by horses from Barn 14, which had two horses test positive for the neurogenic subtype.

Get your vet’sadvice on the best way of segregating horses in a particular yard. If your horse’s temperature is greater than 101.5 degrees, any respiratory signs are observed or any of the other signs previously described, we ask that you call us immediately for an examination. Of those animals, one was euthanized. The University of Georgia announced Feb. In all likelihood, none of our clients will be affected by this outbreak, so please don’t panic. The EHV-1 organism spreads quickly and the neurologic form of the virus can reach high morbidity (sick) and mortality (death) rates. It’s probably too soon to say where we are in terms of case load.


Give the participants prior notice of the new “No Fever” policy before they arrive at the show grounds. It can also be spread through the air, contaminated equipment, clothing and hands. Kentucky’s state veterinarian quarantined a barn on the backside of Turfway Park Saturday after a horse that left the property tested positive for the equine herpes virus (EHV-1). Also, a single negative test has limited value in demonstrating whether or not a horse will become ill or may be shedding the virus. “We are going to monitor the situation and take the appropriate steps as the situation develops,” said Chatigny. “Don’t let your horses touch other horses, especially nose to nose. EHV-1 is highly contagious.

The update in British Columbia, from the Animal Health Centre laboratory (Ministry of Agriculture), indicated two positive nEHV-1 cases confirmed through the laboratory. Confirmed Case: A horse which displays compatible clinical signs AND has a positive laboratory diagnostic test for the neuropathogenic strain of Equine Herpes Virus-1. The entirety of Barn 14, Barn 36, and the Receiving Barn had blood pulled and nasal swabs taken for testing Jan. The Tournament is currently identifying alternative boarding venues in light of the quarantine. A negative piroplasmosis test completed within the last two years for Quarter Horses. The newest case was not at the Linn County event, Schlipf said, but had been in contact with other horses that attended. Contact your point of destination for specific information concerning any restrictions that premises/events may have imposed.

Wilkes encourages activity planners to consider upcoming events in Northern Virginia carefully and to postpone all non-essential ones to minimize the occasions where horses co-mingle. The goal of a biosecurity plan is to prevent the transmission of infectious agents among individuals. See the full policy here. Although the national outbreak is stabilizing, the outbreak has forced cancellation or postponement of several horsing events, according to Western newspapers. Hopefully, we have seen the worst of this particular incident. The South Carolina State Veterinarian has taken similar precautions for the exposed horses. CE not available.

There have been additional suspect clinical cases reported to our office from one quarantined facility in Utah. All suspect and confirmed cases will continue to be under quarantine for 28 days following the cessation of neurological symptoms. The testing of the nasal swabs from these horses did not detect the virus but further testing is being conducted to confirm the clinical diagnosis. Subscribers have 24/7 access to the ultimate visual go-to veterinary education resource center and can enjoy viewing high-quality surgical videos by experts, how-to videos demonstrating best practice techniques, Annual Conference videos and notes. We hope you enjoy our holiday video! Subscribers have 24/7 access to the ultimate visual go-to veterinary education resource center and can enjoy viewing high-quality surgical videos by experts, how-to videos demonstrating best practice techniques, Annual Conference videos and notes.