Illinois Confirms Case of EHV-1

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Illinois State Veterinarian Mark Ernst, DVM confirmed Wednesday that a case of EHV-1 was detected at a boarding facility in the northeastern part of the state.

“Several horses in the stable are currently exhibiting neurologic signs consistent with those exhibited in EHV-1 infected horses,” Ernst said in an email to The Horse.

The facility has been placed under quarantine, and will remain quarantined until the affected horses are no longer considered a risk to others. Currently, there is no established link between the outbreak at the boarding facility and any organized event.

Read more at The Horse

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  • James Staples

    Please God keep it away from Hawthorne as the ILLIONIS DERBY is going to make some BIG WAVES this year…Still can’t believe cdi left this RACE out of the road to the ky.derby…ty…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1398856676 Heidi Clarke Carpenter

    Glad to see this getting publicity. Some horse publications inside Illinois have been reluctant to report this. This boarding barn is within one hour of countless other barns (including mine) and show season has begun. Every barn manager/owner would be smart to enforce a voluntary lockdown on their barn–show season or not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1398856676 Heidi Clarke Carpenter

    By the way, to correct this article, there are TWO confirmed cases of EHV-1 (both in euthanized horses), with several other horses at the same barn showing neurological symptoms of EHV-1.

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