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EHV-1 Update for Saskatchewan

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   June 6, 2011 08:18

“On May 30, a horse in the Moosomin area tested positive for nEHV-1 virus. This horse attended the Lloydminster cutting horse show on May 14 and 15.  It is believed that this case is associated with an outbreak of the same virus in the Western United States. “The neurological form of this virus is very serious in horses, and we are responding accordingly,” Saskatchewan Chief Veterinary Officer Greg Douglas said. “We want to ensure that all horse owners are made aware of the situation and take proper precautions in response to this news.”

Saskatchewan horse owners are encouraged to remain vigilant about protecting their horse's health by maintaining good biosecurity practices. In addition, any horse that has been in contact with high risk horses should be monitored closely for signs of respiratory or neurological disease. Any horse showing signs of neurological or respiratory disease should be examined by a veterinarian.

To avoid spreading nEHV-1, direct and indirect contact with sick and high risk horses should be avoided. Horses that attended the Lloydminster cutting horse show are considered to be at high risk for nEHV-1 infection. All horses present at this show should be isolated for a period of 28 days after the show. Furthermore, all horses that have been in contact with horses present at the Lloydminster show should also be isolated for 28 days. Horses can be infected with nEHV-1 and not show any clinical signs, but still shed the virus and infect other horses.”.....from Sask. Ag.