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    01-18-2012, 05:24 PM
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Weanling
Attention! New disese! Ehiv-1!

There is this new disese I heard about it is called EHIV-1.They quarentined NC state because a horse who had it came there! It is a killer neurological disese. It is transmitted through saliva, mosquitoes, and mucus, it is horse to horse and is often described as a human equivalent to herpes. If you have any more information about this please, or if I should worry about it please let me know!
     
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    01-18-2012, 05:27 PM
  #2
Yearling
It actually is not new, but new cases are being reported. It has been around since last year... scary stuff! Here is more information for anyone who doesn't know about the disease.

AQHA: The Facts on EHV-1
     
    01-18-2012, 05:34 PM
  #3
Weanling
Is there a way to prevent your horse from being infected? I'm guessing no, but this kinda scares me!
     
    01-18-2012, 05:44 PM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Stoddard    
Is there a way to prevent your horse from being infected? I'm guessing no, but this kinda scares me!
it scares me to, especially since the latest reported case was less then 5hours away from my horse!
     
    01-19-2012, 03:28 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Stoddard    
Is there a way to prevent your horse from being infected? I'm guessing no, but this kinda scares me!
It is extremely contagious. If a horse comes into contact with an infected horse, or with a bodily fluid (snot, spit, etc) then they can get infected.

Especially if you transport your horse, or have your horses around others who travel, you need to take precautions. The AQHA has some good ideas on their websites. I am lucky enough to live in an area where it is not reported, but if it was, there are a few things I would do.
1. Talk to the local vet about outbreaks and treatment/prevention.
2. Wash ALL of my horse stuff and disinfect it.
3. Always be careful when around other horses, and wash your clothes, hands, and disinfect yourself before interacting with your horse (this especially if they live on separate farms. So if you go ride a friends horse, wash yourself before going back to your farm.)
4. DON'T SHARE TACK OR SUPPLIES!!! It is just not worth it.
5. Put any new horses on the property in solitary confinement for a few weeks to make sure they are not infected, and thus don't spread it.
6. Designate certain tack/supplies for one horse (feed buckets/brushes/stalls), and keep them separate (label them if necessary). That way if one horse gets infected, at least you didn't use the same stuff on the other ones.
7. Know the signs. If any symptoms show up, IMMEDIATELY (this very moment) call the vet.
8. Hold off on shows/community trail rides. Unless, of course, you need to show or that's what you do (higher up competition). But I would be super careful, as the major outbreaks were the result of a show in Utah.
     
    01-19-2012, 08:22 PM
  #6
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moei    
it scares me to, especially since the latest reported case was less then 5hours away from my horse!
My horse was less than an hour away from where it first broke out heavily in Odgen, Utah. Now THAT's scary. She's fine though.
     
    01-22-2012, 12:14 AM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Bridgertrot    
My horse was less than an hour away from where it first broke out heavily in Odgen, Utah. Now THAT's scary. She's fine though.
good thing she didnt get sick!
     
    01-23-2012, 04:09 AM
  #8
Started
Ugh. I hate to hear this is around again! Last year places went on quarantine. Hopefully it gets taken care of soon and nobody new gets sick!
     
    01-29-2012, 10:35 AM
  #9
Weanling
Thats what were all hoping for!
     
    01-29-2012, 11:02 AM
  #10
Showing
There have been reports of new cases in CA as well.
The Horse | California EHV-1: One New Premises, Five New Cases Confirmed

Here's a link for APHIS, info on the earlier outbreak and other resources
USDA - APHIS - Animal Health Surveillance & Monitoring - Equine Herpes Virus
     

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