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Pennsylvania Horse Positive For EHV-1

A dressage barn in Pennsylvania is under quarantine after a horse in Butler County tested positive for EHV-1 (wild-type). After showing neurological signs, the horse was tested via nasal swab and blood samples, confirming the diagnosis. Additionally, one other private farm is under quarantine as it had recently received a horse from the affected barn. […]

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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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Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Temporarily Suspends Elective Procedures

A horse at Oregon State University’s veterinary teaching hospital has been diagnosed with an illness caused by a mutated version of Equine Herpes Virus-1. The horse was taken to the OSU equine teaching hospital on November 4 for treatment. While the virus is likened to a cold in humans, it is highly contagious and, as […]

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Ice Buckets And Tent Caterpillars: Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation In 77th Year Of Research Funding

These days, horse owners are used to reaching for an ice bucket in an attempt to stave off laminitis. Regulatory vets have a tried and true protocol for managing EHV-1 outbreaks. Practicing vets have tests available to help diagnose a horse with EHV, influenza, botulism, or Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis. Farm managers are used to keeping […]

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Champion Almanzor Officially Retired To Stud Following Lackluster 4-Year-Old Debut

The 2016 Cartier 3-year-old champion Almanzor has officially been retired from racing, thoroughbreddailynews.com confirmed on Sunday. The son of Wootton Bassett had his 2017 debut delayed by an EHV-1 outbreak in trainer Jean-Claude Rouget’s yard, and only beat one horse home in his first start as a 4-year-old in the G3 Prix Gontaut-Biron. “After consultations with Jean-Claude […]

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Britain: Three Training Yards Quarantined After Horse Tests Positive For EHV-1

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), alongside the National Trainers Federation (NTF), has issued a notice to licensed trainers that a case of Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) in the form of equine neurological disease has been confirmed by Rossdales Laboratories in a licensed training yard. The yard affected is that of Kevin Ryan. Only one horse […]

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EHV May Remain Viable In Water For Three Weeks

A new study has shown that some equine herpes viruses (EHV) can remain viable in untreated water for over three weeks, becoming a source of infection for equids, reports Vet Times. In many parts of the world, water sources are shared by horses, other equids and other species. If a horse that is actively shedding […]

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Horse Tests Positive For EHV At San Luis Rey, Negative For Neurologic Strain

A horse at San Luis Rey Downs has tested positive for equine herpesvirus, according to a Daily Racing Form report, but is not infected with the neurologic strain of the virus. The unidentified horse in the Adam Kitchingman barn has been placed in isolation and does not have a fever. Kitchingman’s horses are not currently permitted […]

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Best-Laid Plans: Girvin Parlays ‘Vital’ Turf Experience Into Risen Star Victory

Brad Grady’s Girvin may have taken one of the more unusual routes to get to the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds, but his two-length victory proved that not everything has to go to plan for the son of Tale of Ekati to succeed. In fact, Girvin wasn’t even supposed to end […]

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Last Horse In Fair Grounds EHV-1 Outbreak Released From Isolation

According to an announcement on Thursday from the Equine Disease Communication Center, the last horse placed in isolation as a result of the recent EHV-1 outbreak at Fair Grounds Racetrack in New Orleans has tested negative and been released. The last quarantined barn was released to normal activity on Feb. 6, and there is no […]

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