Virus alert

Just feel the need to share this.

Some horses have died already. Horses have the disease in Nevada.

ALERT

A recent disease outbreak of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1) has been traced to horses who attended the National Cutting Horse Associations’ Western National Championships in Odgen, Utah on April 30 – May 8, 2011. California horses who participated in this event may have been exposed to this EHV-1 virus.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture encourages owners of horses who participated in the Odgen, Utah event to monitor their horses for clinical signs of disease. A rectal temperature in excess of 102F commonly precedes other clinical signs. Therefore, we are urging owners to take temperatures on each individual horse(s) twice a day. If a temperature above 102F is detected contact your private practitioner immediately. Laboratory submission of nasal swabs and blood samples collected from the exposed horse can be utilized for virus detection and isolation.

Read full alert at link

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/equine_herpes_virus.html

Pamphlete below

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/ehv/equine_herpesvirus_brochure_2009.pdf

PLEASE be careful handling horses. If you go to a stable or holding facility please change your boots and clothing even if no signs of disease are present. You never know who you could put at risk by not being midful at this time.

This is not a time for “casual” thinking.

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  3. Linda Horn says:

    It’s spreading, and more horses have been put down.

    Officials from the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA), which hosted the Utah event, says it received credible, but unconfirmed, reports of cases not only in Colorado and Washington, but also in Oregon, Arizona, California and Western Canada. The Washington Department of Agriculture is also reporting cases in Idaho and Utah.

    http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+Equine/Equine-herpes-virus-outbreak-10-more-cases-confirm/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/723248?contextCategoryId=378

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