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 […]

A Vet’s View: Protecting against equine herpesvirus 1

The horse industry has once again been confronted with a high profile quarantine caused by neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1). This frightening and frequently deadly disease is caused by a virus that normally causes respiratory disease or abortion. A mutation of the disease, however, can cause neurologic disease in horses that results in weakness, incoordination, […]

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Neogen acquires SyrVet Incorporated – Neogen

Neogen’s animal safety offerings continue to grow.

 

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EFSA reports on Listeria levels in certain ready-to-eat foods – European Food Safety Authority […]

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A look back at food safety in Obama’s first term – Food Safety News

From the Food Safety Modernization Act to the declaring of new adulterants, it’s been a […]

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Key to E. coli-free spinach may be an ultrasonic spa treatment – NPR’s The Salt

Even spinach needs a spa day.

FDA expands irradiation uses for meat and poultry […]

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 […]