EHM

Neurologic Herpesvirus Diagnosis In New Jersey

An 18-year-old Standardbred mare in New Jersey was euthanized on December 18 after a positive diagnosis for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM). The mare was housed in Monmouth County; the New Jersey Department of Agriculture reported that the mare’s vaccination history is unknown. Other horses on the premise are under quarantine; temperatures are being taken twice […]

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Rise In Neurologic Form of EHV-1 Cause For Concern

A new review reports that equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)—specifically the neurologic form of the disease–is still a large threat to the equine industry, potentially disrupting training and breeding schedules; restricting movement of horses; and potentially cancelling equine events such as shows and races. There has been a marked increase in the number of reported neurologic cases […]

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Minnesota Foal Euthanized, Diagnosed With Highly Contagious EHM

A quarantine is in place at a Clay County, Minn. facility after post-mortem tests confirmed a 6-week-old Quarter Horse foal was positive for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), reports the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. A veterinarian who examined the foal prior to euthanasia noted that he had a hanging lower lip, was stumbling and once […]

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Amidst EHV-1 Outbreaks, How Can You Protect Your Horse From Illness?

With multiple equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreaks popping up across the United States, owners need to take precautions to protect their horses from the potentially fatal disease. EHV-1 manifests in three forms: respiratory disease, abortion, and/or neurologic disease. Dr. Steve Reed, internal medicine specialist at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., clarified the same […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Approves Over $1 Million For Equine Veterinary Research

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that, for the fourth consecutive year, it has authorized expenditure of more than $1 million to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses. The 2018 allotment of $1,239,083 will fund 11 new projects at nine universities, seven continuing projects, and two career development awards. “Our ability […]

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Equine Herpes Update: Two Barns At New Bolton Center Remain Under Quarantine

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture released the following statement via the Equine Disease Communication Center on Jan. 23:  Following an EHM case confirmed at New Bolton Center last week, 8 trace-forward premises (equine locations where horses that may have been exposed at New Bolton returned to before the EHM case was confirmed) and one trace-back […]

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New Jersey Farm Under Quarantine After Horse Euthanized

A farm in New Jersey has been placed under quarantine by state agriculture oficials after a 25-year-old mare tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis (EHM) and was euthanized. Other horses on the premises in Warren County were exposed to the affected horse, and other horses at a New Jersey horse show were potentially exposed as […]

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Louisiana: For Some Barns, Fair Grounds EHV-1 Quarantine Could Be Lifted By Saturday

Fair Grounds & the Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture issued the following update Thursday, Jan. 19: The Louisiana Department of Agriculture has issued an addendum to the incident plan regarding the EHV-1 outbreak on the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots All barns continue to have enhanced biosecurity measures and twice daily monitoring of […]

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New Jersey Farm Under Quarantine After Horse Contracts EHM

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has quarantined Westhampton Farm after a 5-year-old horse was diagnosed with the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) respiratory strain.  EHM is the often deadly, neurologic form of EHV-1 infection. The horse had rapid progression of clinical signs typical of EHV-1 including front and […]

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EHM Detected in Suffolk Downs Horse

Officials have confirmed that a horse recently stabled at Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts has died of equine herpesvirus myeoencephalopathy (EHM). Currently, The Horse reports that horses are not being permitted to leave the track, although no official quarantine is in place. Horses stabled in Barn 21, where the affected horse lived, may not be entered in […]

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