Neurologic equine herpesvirus confirmed in several U.S. states

A number of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) cases have been reported in a few parts of the U.S., including Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Idaho, Pennsylvania and Arizona. Some of the reported cases have involved neurologic EHV-1, a slightly different version of the virus with different health consequences. This version of the virus has no vaccines, and can […]

Part three: Equine biosecurity – what does it mean?

Moderator’s note: This is the final post in a three part series on equine biosecurity. To read part one on general biosecurity and vaccinations, click here. To read part two on isolating horses, click here.

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

Rodent and […]

Part one: Equine biosecurity – what does it mean?

Moderator’s note: This is the first in a three part series on equine biosecurity. Part two will be posted Thursday and part three will be posted Friday.

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

Biosecurity is a word that we often see written and […]

Update: Quarantine on Colorado horse facility lifted after EHV-1 diagnosis

Good news from Colorado – a quarantine has been lifted on a facility following a diagnosis of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) last month.

The facility has been quarantined since May, when a horse brought into the state from Iowa had to be euthanized after displaying severe neurological symptoms stemming from the virus.

No other horses at […]

Equine herpes virus reported in Colorado, Tennessee and Kentucky

A Colorado facility is under quarantine after one of its horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Friday, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA).

EHV-1 is a highly contagious virus in horses that can cause severe respiratory and neurological problems, failed pregnancy and in the worst cases, death. The virus commonly is spread […]