22. May 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (18 May 2012)—The Indiana State Board of Animal Health has quarantined a Lake County boarding facility after a horse was confirmed positive with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV). The horse was humanely euthanized after showing neurological signs just days before he was confirmed for the virus. The 45 horses at the stable will remain under quarantine until all are confirmed free of the disease.
Equine herpesvirus is a neurological disease caused by any of several strains of the virus. Clinical signs include decreased coordination, hind limb weakness, loss of tail tone, lethargy, inability to rise and respiratory disease. Any age horse can get this virus. Younger horses seem to be more susceptible as well as horses under stress from competing or just being away from home.
Almost all States will require horses to be vaccinated for EHV within the last 6 months.
Horse owners should talk to a veterinarian about including the EHV vaccine in an annual vaccination regimen. When traveling to exhibitions and/or out-of-state, horse owners are advised to contact the state of destination to determine if additional requirements must be met due to a case identified in Indiana. Additional statements may be necessary on certificates of veterinary inspection.
31. January 2012
January 30, 2012
Another horse has tested positive for the neurological form of equine herpesvirus-1 at a major equestrian facility in Orange County, California, bringing the number of cases on the premises to 16. The Rancho Sierra Vista Equestrian Center, home to about 367 horses, is under a state-ordered quarantine. The Riverside County gelding in question was tested after displaying poor hind limb co-ordination and urine dribbling.
“I still recommend Rhinomune as the best vaccine for use in protection. It should be given every 6 months.” says Dr. Biehl of Heartland Veterinary Supply & Pharmacy.
Rhinomune by Phizer Approved Uses
Vaccination of healthy horses 3 months of age or older as an aid in prevention of respiratory disease caused by equine herpesvirus (EHV-1).
Key Features of Rhinomune
- Helps prevent respiratory disease caused by equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1)
- Modified-live EHV-1 component triggers a more effective immune response than killed vaccines
- Safe in pregnant mares
- Convenient, small-volume dose (1 mL)
- Low incidence of injection-site reactions such as swelling or stiffness
18. January 2012
Three cases of the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) have been confirmed in Orange County, Calif., according to a statement from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
On Jan. 11 a gelding residing on a "large multi-discipline facility with no movement of horses on or off the property" tested positive for the debilitating virus. He was quarantined on the farm and is receiving veterinary care, the statement said.
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On Jan. 12 testing confirmed that two additional horses were EHV-1-positive. Those horses were also isolated and quarantined on the same farm, and are receiving veterinary attention, the statement noted.
Heartland Veterinary Supply recommends Rhinomune vaccine as the best protection against this disease given every 6 months.