EHV – 1 Outbreak Update
Since the latest outbreak of EHV-1 in California there has been a lot of information about EHV-1 being posted to all sorts of public sites informing people of this disease. We hope to give you the latest information to keep you informed about this latest outbreak.
EHV-1 (equine herpesvirus – 1 is a viral disease that is spread from direct horse-to-horse contact. It has two forms: one that causes abortions in mares and the other that causes respiratory infections and neurological symptoms. The resent outbreaks have involved the second form (respiratory/neurologic) of EHV-1. The initial symptoms are usually fever and respiratory symptoms (nasal discharge and cough).
Below are several resources with information both on EHV-1 and the last outbreak.
- Equine Herpes Virus Definition: http://www.aaep.org/pdfs/control_guidelines/Equine%20Herpes%20Virus.pdf
- Equine Herpesvirus-1 Consensus Statement: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1939-1676.2009.0304.x/pdf
- USDA Data: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/ehv/
- Frequently asked questions: http://www.aaep.org/images/files/EHMEHVFAQs051611.pdf
- January 25, 2012: http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=19494
- January 23, 2012: http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=19482
- January 18th: http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=19462