Heard from trainer (who used to train there I think) that Rancho Sierra Vista in San Juan Capistrano is quarantined.
Yes RSV is being quarantined. I'm being told the state vets have confirmed at least one positive case of the EHV-1 neuro strain. The vets are meeting with the trainers and RSV staff to talk about quarantine protocol, preventative measures, etc. We are still trying to get more information but that is what we've got so far.
Two horses on the same property confirmed with EHV-1. Does anyone know if additional horses on the property are symptomatic but haven't been tested/gotten results yet?
"CURRENT EHV-1 SITUATION:
January 12, 2012: Two additional horses displaying fever and respiratory signs have been confirmed positive for the neuropathogenic strain of Equine Herpes Virus- 1, on the Orange County Premises. All horses on the premises remain under quarantine and being monitored for disease.
January 11, 2012: A gelding displaying neurologic signs from an Orange County premises was confirmed positive for the neuropathogenic strain of Equine Herpes Virus-1. The gelding has been isolated, quarantined and is under veterinary care. The large multi-disciple facility has been quarantined with no movement of horses on or off the property. The potentially exposed horses on the premises are being monitored. A full epidemiologic investigation at the affected premises has been initiated by the CDFA Animal Health Branch."
I was told 5 positive. Considering the number of horses there and the constant movement of horses to various places on a daily basis I would be monitoring any horse that had been in the area, just to be safe.
Prayers for the horses and horse families involved..
"The Desire to Win is worthless without the Desire to Prepare"
It's a "KILT". If I wore something underneath, it would be a "SKIRT".
A HJ show scheduled for this coming weekend has been postponed according to an email that was sent out to OCHSA members. It is located at a barn that is practically next door to the affected barn.
"The January 21-22 Signature SJC (formerly Orange Coast Cooler) to be held at Sycamore Trails in San Juan Capistrano, has been rescheduled to February 11-12 in the interest of the equine community. Any information on these shows can be obtained by contacting the show manager, Robin Serfass, at robinserfassATcoxDOTnet
January 18, 2012: Three new cases of neuropathogenic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) have been confirmed on the Orange County quarantined premises. There are a total of eight confirmed positive horses on the premises. At this point in time, only one of the eight cases has displayed neurologic signs. All exposed horses on the property are being monitored and enhanced biosecurity measures have been implemented. The source of the outbreak has not been identified. The initial epidemiologic investigation reveals no link to the three 2011 California neuropathogenic EHV-1 incidents.
Dr. Fowler, Head Veterinarian of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the vet who is overseeing the quarantine at RSV, is flying in to Orange County. He is coming to answer questions, and relieve any concerns you might have regarding the EHV-1 virus.
Sorry about the late notice, we know, however we just found out ourselves. He will be here TOMORROW (Thursday) at 12:00 p.m. at STONE FIELD PARK, SJC (near the Mission, at the corner of Lazanja and Camino Capistrano).
Please help us get the word out to ALL horse owners!
As of today, there were three new cases of neuropathogenic Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) have been confirmed at Rancho Sierra Vista. There are a total of 8 confirmed positive horses on the premises. At this point in time, only one of the eight cases has displayed neurologic signs. All exposed horses on the property are being monitored and enhanced biosecurity measures have been implemented. The source of the outbreak has not been identified. The initial epidemiologic investigation reveals no link to the three 2011 California neuropathogenic EHV-1 incidents.
January 24, 2012: A gelding displaying hind limb incoordination and urine dribbling from a Riverside County premises was confirmed positive for the neuropathogenic strain of Equine Herpes Virus-1 (NEHV-1). The gelding became recumbent and was euthanized. The premises is under quarantine and CDFA has initiated an epidemiologic investigation. At this time we are not aware of any links to the Orange County incident. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
ORANGE COUNTY INCIDENT:
January 24, 2012: Four new cases of neuropathogenic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (NEHV-1) have been confirmed on the Orange County quarantined premises. A total of 15 horses have been positive on the Orange County premises. Only one of the 15 horses has shown neurologic signs.