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  • #81
    Yes, but there is an incubation period.

    The cutting horses haven't been home long enough for any that they may have possibly infected to show symptoms yet.

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    • #82
      ...Asked my vet friend, who had just gotten updates from the state; the cases references on Craigslist seem to be the two in March at Cornell, and the quarantine's been lifted there. So apparently there are no recorded cases at the moment in NY.
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      • #83
        California

        According to Gary Magdesian, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, associate professor in the department of medicine and epidemiology at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), School of Veterinary Medicine, four horses at referral practices in Northern California tested positive for the virus May 16, and two horses currently in quarantine at UC Davis' isolation facility tested positive the same day. Magdesian reported that veterinarians were treating the horses at UC Davis and that the animals were in stable condition as of Tuesday morning (May 17).

        by Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 2:30pm
        Current Herpes Update: As of last night, there were 10 confirmed cases in Northern California. The UC Davis lab is testing over 300 samples today, so the number may change dramatically by this evening. LBEMC veterinarian, Dr. Langdon Fielding, will be addressing the topic on the Channel 10 News tonight at 6:00. A number of barns in the area have initiated a self-imposed lockdown/quarantine for the next 14 days, which is a very prudent idea to help break the cycle of this virus.

        post on Facebook from the owner of the horse who was euthanized in Bakersfield California, she gave lots of information on the horse's whereabouts and timeframes....

        http://www.facebook.com/notes/michel...50192674527346
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        • #84
          Confirmation by CA Dept. of Food and Ag:

          SACRAMENTO, May 17, 2011 – Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), has been confirmed in 10 horses in California, in Kern, Placer, Stanislaus, Amador and Napa counties. One horse in Kern County was euthanized after showing severe neurologic signs often associated with the disease. All of the infected horses recently attended the National Cutting Horse Association’s Western National Championships in Odgen, Utah on April 30 – May 8, 2011, where they were most likely exposed to the virus. All California horses that have been in contact with an infected horse and show signs of disease or test positive for EHM will be placed under a CDFA quarantine in order to limit spread. This disease outbreak is evolving and CDFA will continue to investigate cases and provide updated information.

          The California Department of Food and Agriculture has contacted all 54 exhibitors from California who participated in the Odgen, Utah event and asked them to isolate and monitor their horses for clinical signs of EHV-1. A rectal temperature in excess of 102F commonly precedes other clinical signs. Therefore, horse owners with potentially exposed horses are urged to take temperatures on each individual horse twice a day. If a temperature above 102F is detected, the horse’s private veterinarian should be contacted immediately for evaluation and laboratory testing.
          http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Re...p?PRnum=11-021

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          • #85
            Confirmation by CA Dept. of Food and Ag:

            SACRAMENTO, May 17, 2011 – Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), has been confirmed in 10 horses in California, in Kern, Placer, Stanislaus, Amador and Napa counties. One horse in Kern County was euthanized after showing severe neurologic signs often associated with the disease. All of the infected horses recently attended the National Cutting Horse Association’s Western National Championships in Odgen, Utah on April 30 – May 8, 2011, where they were most likely exposed to the virus. All California horses that have been in contact with an infected horse and show signs of disease or test positive for EHM will be placed under a CDFA quarantine in order to limit spread. This disease outbreak is evolving and CDFA will continue to investigate cases and provide updated information.

            The California Department of Food and Agriculture has contacted all 54 exhibitors from California who participated in the Odgen, Utah event and asked them to isolate and monitor their horses for clinical signs of EHV-1. A rectal temperature in excess of 102F commonly precedes other clinical signs. Therefore, horse owners with potentially exposed horses are urged to take temperatures on each individual horse twice a day. If a temperature above 102F is detected, the horse’s private veterinarian should be contacted immediately for evaluation and laboratory testing.
            http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Re...p?PRnum=11-021

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            • #86
              Originally posted by Watermark Farm View Post
              What I'm curious about is are the confirmed cases in CA all from horses who attended the cutting event in Utah? Anyone know?
              This was a post on Facebook from the owner of the horse who was euthanized in Bakersfield, she gave lots of information on the horse's whereabouts and timeframes....Utah, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Bakersfield etc...and the trail of horses that were infected at the locations she went to......poor people and horses.

              http://www.facebook.com/notes/michel...50192674527346
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              • #87
                The California Dept of Food and Agriculture has confirmed 10 cases in multiple counties in CA. Here is the press release:

                http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Re...p?PRnum=11-021

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                • #88
                  Originally posted by Janet View Post
                  My understanding is that the vaccine will not protect THAT horse from the neurological form, but it will drastically cut down the rate at which the virus multiplies and is shed.

                  So vaccinating will reduce the further spread of the disease.
                  Good point, Janet, I should have said totally effective. They did think that our other horses did not get sick because they were fully vaccinated. This horse was fully vaccinated as well, who knows why she got it and they didn't. It is also possible that she lived because she had some antibodies built up from the vaccine, others think it can exacerbate the neurologic kind, no one really knows. It is recommended to vaccinate against EHV-1 every 6 months.

                  I recommend taking every precaution. It was a horrible experience, the mare had a very rough week or so in a sling with a spinal tap, it was touch and go for a while with her and it was extremely expensive, her vet bills were easily in the five figures. She was worth it and had six happy years teaching kids to ride afterwards, but still -- something to avoid if at all possible.
                  Last edited by fordtraktor; May. 17, 2011, 10:23 PM.

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                  • #89
                    Press Realease from California Deptartment of Food and Agriculture: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Re...p?PRnum=11-021

                    Murieta Equestrian Center has also closed their facility: http://www.murietaequinecomplex.com/
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                    • #90
                      Just received this from the Texas Animal Health Commission:

                      "Currently there are no confirmed cases of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) in Texas. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has no plans to change entry requirements for equine animals or to cancel any equine events at the present time. There has been no indication of spread outside of horses that attended the National Cutting Horse Association's (NCHA) Western National Championships in Odgen, UT on April 30 - May 8, 2011.

                      For information regarding EHV-1, visit www.tahc.state.tx.us . Several useful links can also be accessed through our website. You can also keep up with EHV-1 information through our Facebook (www.facebook.com/TexasAHC) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TAHC)sites.

                      Yvonne "Bonnie" Ramirez
                      Director of Public Information
                      Texas Animal Health Commission
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                      • #91
                        I heard that there is a case here in Michigan. I will confirm with the vet tomorrow and post if it is true or not. Anyone else hear anything?

                        ETA: Called vet, there are NO confirmed cases in Michigan. I think maybe some horses are sick and people are just calling it that. There has been quite a bit of strangles going around that people are trying to pass as the flu.
                        Last edited by Derby Lyn Farms; May. 20, 2011, 11:03 AM. Reason: added new info
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                        • #92
                          Just saw that Spring Gulch horse trials is cancelled:
                          http://www.useventing.com/competitions.php?id=2789

                          Colorado Horse Park had this to say on their facebook page:

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                          The Colorado Horse Park is keeping in close contact with the Colorado State Veterinarian regarding the EHV-1 outbreak in the Western United States. We are also working closely with our official veterinarian Littleton Equine Medical Center to ensure the health and safety of all horses that reside at CHP and that compete at our facility.

                          We will be following all recommendations from both the Colorado State Veterinarian and LEMC, and are currently developing an increased health and safety protocol for horses entering our facility.

                          This weekend’s horse show will continue as scheduled. Veterinarians are monitoring all horses entering the property.

                          The Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association show scheduled for May 27-29, 2011 at The Colorado Horse Park has been canceled. No horses in the area have displayed signs of EHV-1, but the decision was made to cancel the show until the extent of the outbreak has been determined.

                          At this time, the Colorado Horse Park Three Day Event, the June High Prairie Dressage and the CHJA Jump into June shows that are scheduled for June 2-5, 2011 will run as planned, as will the Brian Sabo clinics on May 23-27.

                          This is not the first time that CHP has developed meticulous protocols to ensure the safety and welfare of horses on the property. The facility worked closely with the Colorado State Veterinarian and LEMC to develop protocols to protect horses from a western statesVesicular Stomatitis outbreak during a time when horses were coming from around the country to compete at the North American Young Riders Championships.

                          CHP will keep all boarders and competitors informed of updates regarding the situation.
                          >>>>

                          They've already got my money for the June event and today was the closing date, so I am going to be out some serious cash if they cancel.
                          where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?

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                          • #93
                            http://www.nmlbonline.com/index.php?id=15

                            The latest from NM

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                            • #94
                              If I remember correctly, this is what hit a farm pretty hard in Maryland a couple of years ago. Definite quarantine in the effect then.

                              Tough virus, thinking good thoughts for all involved.

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                              • #95
                                Well, my barn is shut down today, for a week, on advice of vet. So I won't be moving cattle Friday for a friend. A number of Utah events cancelled. Bummer but I am okay with the conservative approach.

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                                • #96
                                  I scratched Colorado Horse park h.t. If this EHV-1 outbreak scare is over in 2 weeks, I am going to see if they will take a late entry... I scratched because $750 dollars is a lot of money to lose in case the show has to cancel. I feel really bad about this, but the safety of my horses are paramount.
                                  If we get the go ahead, we are going to be driving straight through, no lay-overs. (which is going to suck...16 hr drive..poor ponies)
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                                  • #97
                                    Originally posted by Jo View Post
                                    Here is the update from TEVA via my vet:

                                    The University of Washington has voluntarily closed their large animal clinic due to identification of a positive horse.

                                    This is incorrect Washington State University has closed their clinic due to the one positive horse.

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                                    • #98
                                      Calvincrowe, I would stay home. It's just not worth risking your horse. It's not just horse to horse contact, people can spread it too. From the chatter going on on CL, all shows large and small, English and Western, have been cancelled in Yakima, Kittitas, Benton, and Franklin Counties.
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                                      • #99
                                        Originally posted by Beverley View Post
                                        Well, my barn is shut down today, for a week, on advice of vet. So I won't be moving cattle Friday for a friend. A number of Utah events cancelled. Bummer but I am okay with the conservative approach.
                                        As tough as it is, I do commend any barns/facilities who choose to shut down rather than take a chance with something like this.
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                                        • What concerns me is that we have horses in other counties were they are awaiting test reports. That means it could have spread to four counties now in Colorado. One of those four counties, Boulder county, had a dressage show last weekend. Colorado Horse Park is still running it's shows. For the quarantines to work, everyone has to participate.

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