Read the Maryland State Veterinarian's response to Kentucky's concerns with testing protocols for the current EHV-1 outbreak at Laurel Park and Pimlico racetracks.
The quarantine for respiratory equine herpesvirus at the Florida Winter Equestrian Festival should spark biosecurity measures for transported horses from that location.
A horse at the Winter Equestrian Festival became febrile, was diagnosed with EHV-1, but has not exhibited neurologic signs.
These are the fifth and sixth reported cases of neurologic equine herpesvirus in Ontario this year.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) posted the following notification on March 31, 2021.
More horses at Laurel Park Racetrack in Maryland have tested positive for EHV-1, one of which was euthanized due to neurologic signs.
A neurologic warmblood mare in Sonoma County, California, tested positive for equine herpesvirus with 40 horses exposed.
Additional Kentucky horses test positive for the neuropathogenic strain of equine herpesvirus; index case from Woodford County was euthanized.
One neurologic horse competed at Old Salem Farm on March 5 prior to exhibiting clinical signs.
A warmblood gelding in Los Angeles County, California, was exhibiting neurologic signs and tested positive for EHV-1 non-neuropathogenic strain.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported a second horse was EHV-1 positive—but not showing neurologic signs—at the index facility in Marion County where there was a positive neurologic equine herpesvirus case earlier this month.
Texas Animal Health Commission officials released the premises quarantined for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy in Denton County on March 15, 2017. There are no other reported EHM cases in Texas.
The Manitoba Horse Council has confirmed cases of equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1), which has caused abortions and neurologic disease starting three weeks ago in southwest Manitoba.