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January 11, 2017

EHV-1 Case Diagnosed At Second Los Angeles County Facility

On Jan. 10, the California Department of Food and Agriculture said there were no additional cases of equine herpesvirus-1 at the LAEC. The facility still has one horse under quarantine isolation awaiting negative testing.

November 8, 2016

Updated: EHV-1 Confirmed At Los Angeles Equestrian Center

The Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Calif., was placed under quarantine Nov. 3 after a horse displaying neurologic symptoms was confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus-1.

December 28, 2015

Updated: Four Pennsylvania Horses Euthanized Due To EHV-1

A Pennsylvania facility, Mile View Farm in Bucks County, is under quarantine after four horses there were euthanized due to the neurological form of equine herpes virus (EHV-1). The New Jersey Department of Agriculture announced the first three cases and the quarantine Dec. 24. On Dec.

April 6, 2015

EHV-1 Cases Reported In Michigan And Pennsylvania

Three horses have now tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 in Michigan, and one unrelated Pennsylvania horse tested positive for EHV-1 as well.

On March 19, the Michigan Department of Agriculture was notified of a Livingston County horse testing positive for EHV-1. That horse was euthanized.

As of April 2, two additional Michigan horses have tested positive for EHV-1. Both horses developed fevers and are under veterinary care. One of these additional positive horses is from the same Livingston County stable in which the index horse resided.

February 16, 2015

Two EHV-1 Cases Confirmed In Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed two cases of equine herpes virus, EHV-1. The first horse started showing neurologic symptoms on Jan. 31 and was confirmed positive for EHV-1 on Feb. 5.

The 14-year-old gelding is located in western Albemarle County, near Charlottesville, and has been in quarantine since its diagnosis, along with the other 14 horses located at its boarding barn. No other horses related to that case have shown symptoms of EHV-1, and the affected horse is currently stable and improving.

May 13, 2014

Two Massachusetts Neurologic Cases Prove Not To Be EHV-1

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Division of Animal Health have investigated two horses from the same barn in Southeastern Massachusetts displaying neurological symptoms and determined they do not have the neurologic equine herpesvirus.

The first horse was diagnosed with equine protozoal myelitis in mid-April and was euthanized after its condition deteriorated. The investigation into the second horse’s neurological symptoms has been inconclusive, but it doesn’t appear to be caused by EHV-1; that horse remains under veterinary care.

December 31, 2013

EHV-1 Confirmed In North Carolina

A stable in Wake County, N.C., has reported cases of the neurological form of the equine herpes virus, EHV-1. The North Carolina Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services released an update Dec. 30 stating that the facility is quarantined.

July 9, 2013

EHV-1 Confirmed In California

On July 5, the California Department of Food and Agriculture confirmed that after displaying severe neurological signs, a Quarter Horse mare in Contra Costa County tested positive for the neurological form of the equine herpes virus.

March 27, 2013

California Horses Test Positive For Non-Neuropathogenic EHV-1

A Santa Barbara County (Calif.) gelding tested positive for non-neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus-1, the California Department of Food and Agriculture announced on March 25.

March 15, 2013

Big Donation Made For EHV-1 Research

Wellington Equestrian Partners and Tequestrian Farms are pleased to announce a joint partnership to donate $100,000 for a research grant to the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky. The money will be earmarked toward research of the Equine Herpes Virus-1 neurologic disease. A special veterinary committee is planned, and WEP and Tequestrian will also lead in gathering information for established protocols for owners, treating veterinarians, and horse show managers to prevent and neutralize EHV-1 at equestrian events.

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