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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.

March 12, 2013

HITS Ocala Quarantine To Be Lifted

March 12 - An update released by the Florida Department of Agriculture on March 11 revealed that as a result of extensive testing with no new positive results for Equine Herpes Virus-1, state officials are preparing to release the quarantine on the HITS Post Time Farm showgrounds in Ocala.

March 7, 2013

EHV-1 Confirmed In Illinois

Officials at the Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare in Illinois enforced a quarantine at Double W Stables in Gurnee, Ill., on March 6. Two horses at the facility were euthanized after developing clinical neurological symptoms of Equine Herpes Virus-1. Double W Stables is a boarding facility located in Lake County, about an hour from Chicago.

March 2, 2013

EHV-1 Case In Wellington Area Develops Neurological Symptoms

The Florida Department of Agriculture reported on March 1 that one of the four horses located at Miles Away farm in Loxahatchee, Fla., that tested positive for EHV-1 has developed neurological symptoms. Other than the index horse from the HITS Ocala showgrounds on Feb.

March 1, 2013

EHV-1 Confirmed In Canada, New Jersey and Utah

The neurological form of EHV-1 has been confirmed in six horses in Quebec, Canada, New Jersey and Utah.

On Feb. 20, the Bédard Quarter Horse riding stable in Chicoutini, Quebec noticed a 12-year-old mare was exhibiting neurological signs. She was referred to the large animal clinic at the University of Montreal Veterinary Hospital in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec on Feb 23, where she was immediately isolated.

Within a few hours, her health deteriorated and she was humanely euthanized.

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