I'm in MN in the area the virus has concentrated. People are finally starting to take this seriously, BUT there was a big QH/App sale this past weekend at Simon's. Supposedly last year horses from that sale went all over the US. I don't know what went on this year, but there were people at the sale that had no idea about EHV-1. There was another sale as well that I know of, but I believe it was more local type one. Still bad, but not as bad I guess.
Anyways, like I said people are just now kind of taking this seriously and cancelling events, but a lot of people are still selling/buying/moving horses. My horses are on lockdown.
This was yesterday:
Over the weekend our colleagues on the west side of the twin cities reported another neurological case, EHV -1 tests are pending. This horse is a barrel horse or in contact with barrel horses and is located in Wright County MN.
The MN board of animal health has said that they will post a map of the cases on their website.
We continue to monitor this situation daily.
Case State County Date
Case 1 MN Chisago Euthanized EHV-1 positive 3/8/2014
Case 2 MN Chisago Recovering EHV-1 positive 3/8/2014
Case 3 MN Dakota Euthanized EHV-1 positive 3/18/2014
Case 4 WI Polk Recovering EHV-1 positive3/20/2014
Case 5 MN Hennepin Recovering EHV-1 positive 3/21/2014
Case 6 WI Burnett Euthanized tests pending 3/20/2014
Case 7 MN Freeborn Recovering Test positive 3/26/2014
Case 8 MN Wright Test positive 3/26/2014
Case 9 Iowa and MN Freeborn and Hennepin Positive 3/26/2014
Case 10 MN Wright county neuro symptoms pending3/29/2014
There are supposedly several more cases being test as well.