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Morris Animal Foundation Awards $940,000 For New Studies Benefiting Horse And Alpaca Health

Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, has awarded grants totaling $940,000 to 12 research projects in horse and alpaca health. The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the well-being of these large animals through improved prevention and treatment of numerous health challenges, including equine herpesvirus, strangles and fungal infection. “Each of these […]

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The Pennsylvania EHV Outbreak That Wasn’t

Nearly a week after it issued a disease outbreak alert through the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture says there isn’t an outbreak of EHV (equine herpesvirus) in the state. On May 17, the EDCC published a disease finding alert from the state indicating a horse on a Chester County equestrian […]

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EHV-1 Confirmed On Pennsylvania Farm; Presque Isle Mum On Quarantine Status

Jonathan Sheppard’s Ashwell Stables in West Grove, Pa., has been placed under quarantine after a steeplechaser there fell ill and died from the neurological strain of EHV-1. Sheppard said the horse, Out the Back Jack, showed symptoms for several days before his death on Sunday. “He was a rather likable horse and a bit of […]

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Healthy Broodmares Can Shed EHV-1 Vaginally

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been in the headlines lately as outbreaks have occurred across the country. EHV-1 can cause respiratory infections as well as neurologic disease; it can also cause abortion in pregnant mares. The virus can be difficult to control; adding to the difficulty of curbing the disease, horses can shed the EHV-1 without […]

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Pollen: Paving The Way For EHV-1 Infection

Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) could be driven by pollen, new research suggests. Well-known for its ability to trigger allergies and asthma, little is known about how pollen interacts with respiratory membranes. Pollens release proteins and allergens when they come into contact with moisture in the respiratory tract of animals and people. The proteins include […]

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Can Proper Nutrition Reduce EHV-1 Risk? One Study Says Yes

Good nutrition and correct management seem to have the ability to largely downplay the effects of equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1) in horses, a new study out of Belgium shows. EHV-1 traditionally affects horses that are less than one year old; the virus resides in the upper respiratory tract, replicates and enters the bloodstream. EHV-1 […]

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Updated: Horse Stabled At Golden Gate Fields Diagnosed With Neurotropic Equine Herpesvirus

A racehorse stabled at Golden Gate Fields has been diagnosed with the neurotropic strain of EHV-1 (equine herpesvirus), according to California Horse Racing Board officials. The horse died over the weekend after experiencing neurological symptoms. According to an update Tuesday evening from the CHRB, one barn has been placed under quarantine with enhanced biosecurity measures […]

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All Equine Events Cancelled In Nevada After Additional EHV-1 Cases Confirmed

Dr. JJ Goicoechea, the Nevada State Veterinarian, has confirmed two additional cases of EHV-1 in Clark County, Nevada. This has resulted in two additional premises being placed under quarantine. Goicoechea has requested that all equine events in Nevada be cancelled or postponed for the upcoming week. The initial quarantine was for horses that competed at […]

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Nevada State Vet Places Quarantine After EHV-1 Positive

Horses that competed at the Nevada State High School Rodeo Feb. 22-24 in Pahrump have been placed under quarantine by Nevada State Veterinarian Dr. JJ Goicoechea. This measure was taken  after one positive for equine herpes virus type 1 with neurologic signs was reported. The Nevada Department of Agriculture did not release the name of […]

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Three Horses With Equine Influenza At World Equestrian Center In Ohio

The World Equestrian Center management has been made aware by horse show veterinarian Dr. Holly Helbig that three horses at the facility have tested positive for the Equine Influenza Virus. After a full respiratory panel, all three horses have tested NEGATIVE for Streptococcus equi (Strangles) and NEGATIVE for EHV-1 and EHV-4 (Equine Herpesvirus). When the horses in question demonstrated […]

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