Pennsylvania Farm Under Quarantine After EHV-1 Euthanizations

Mile View Farm in Doylestown, Pa., was placed under a 21-day quarantine on December 23 after three horses were euthanized because of an equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) outbreak, say state officials. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture states that one of the horses that was euthanized competed in a horse show on December 12, before it […]

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Updated: Horse Euthanized At Minnesota State 4-H Show Over Concerns About EHV

A horse was euthanized at the Minnesota State 4-H Show on Friday, Sept. 18, after exhibiting symptoms similar to EHV-1, a highly contagious virus.  There were 640 horses entered in different events at the show, reported Bring Me The News. The University of Minnesota is urging anyone who participated in the event to keep a […]

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Creeping Indigo Proves Deadly For Florida Horses

As fall approaches, horse owners in Florida are being cautioned to diligently look over fields for creeping indigo, a non-native plant that can make horses gravely ill. Experts say the plant is becoming more abundant in both central and northern areas of Florida. Horses that ingest too much of the weed (known to botanists as Indigofera spicata) become dull and […]

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First Confirmed EEE Case Of 2015 In Virginia

The first confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in 2015 has been confirmed in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). The viral disease infects horses via a bite by an infected mosquito and affects a horse’s central nervous system. Symptoms come about quickly and can include sensitivity to […]

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Eight Oregon Farms Now Under Quarantine from EHV-1

Oregon authorities have now placed eight farms under quarantine from an outbreak of equine herpes virus (EHV-1). Four horses have now demonstrated neurological signs. Five additional exposed horses have developed fevers, but are not neurologic. All horses are being monitored by both their owners and veterinarians. The infected horses had attended recent events off the […]

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EHV-1 Confirmed In Oregon Horse

Oregon State’s Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a horse in Marion County has tested positive for the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1). Upon exhibiting neurologic signs, which can include decreased coordination, hind limb weakness, leaning to maintain balance, lethargy, fever and nasal discharge, the horse was referred to Oregon State University’s College […]

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An Update on Wobbler Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Kentucky say there’s still much to learn about Wobbler Syndrome, but veterinarians are having increased success using CT and MRI scans to help diagnose the illness. Wobbler Syndrome, also called cervical stenotic myelopathy (CSM), is a neurologic disease caused by deformities of the neck vertebrae in horses. This causes a narrowing of the […]

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