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post #21 of 79 Old 04-03-2014, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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There is a horse that tested positive near Cedar Rapids IA. Case #9


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

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post #22 of 79 Old 04-03-2014, 02:22 PM
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First outbreak of neurological form of EHV-1 in NZ - News - Horsetalk.co.nz

No matter where you live... I am in Minnesota....so tracking this closely.... this virus can sprout up.... carriers can contract and Shed brought out by giving birth, transportation etc read article above

Most barns are on lock down... unfortunately I am paying training costs as mine at trainers when this started. Trainers barn vomuntary lock down no virus present.

Pending cases but those are contained and watched. Recommendation is no travel with horses.... most out shows are cancelled, but YES Simons sold horses this last weekend at a sale! Grrrrrrr
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Unfortunately horses can carry virus without shedding for a long time... long long time why it ends up popping up and it likes spring. Cool most environments
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Yes, Taffy that #9 horse was at two separate barns in MN before heading home and getting sick. Apparently it is well contained to that one horse in IA.

There is a case in CO too, but they are on complete lockdown as well.

I'm not sure why the ball was dropped with MN to be honest, there was a lot of travel after the original positives showed up. At least a couple of these horses could've been avoided if everyone would've kept their butts at home until it blew over. The state should'v released where these horses had traveled so that people could be aware that they might have an infected horse and quarantine appropriately.

Nell, there was another horse sale that same weekend and another auction this weekend. There is even a vet clinic putting on a vaccination clinic in the midst of this.
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Yes, Taffy that #9 horse was at two separate barns in MN before heading home and getting sick. Apparently it is well contained to that one horse in IA.

There is a case in CO too, but they are on complete lockdown as well.

I'm not sure why the ball was dropped with MN to be honest, there was a lot of travel after the original positives showed up. At least a couple of these horses could've been avoided if everyone would've kept their butts at home until it blew over. The state should'v released where these horses had traveled so that people could be aware that they might have an infected horse and quarantine appropriately.

Nell, there was another horse sale that same weekend and another auction this weekend. There is even a vet clinic putting on a vaccination clinic in the midst of this.
And what I find weird is the vets suggesting only a 2 week "stay home" period?
And then folks on the FB pages arguing with the vets and like "why shouldn't we take our horses here" "This is stupid you are scaring people into cancelling shows" and my favorite "Should we spray our farrier down with bleach?!?"

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Yes, Taffy that #9 horse was at two separate barns in MN before heading home and getting sick. Apparently it is well contained to that one horse in IA.

There is a case in CO too, but they are on complete lockdown as well.

I'm not sure why the ball was dropped with MN to be honest, there was a lot of travel after the original positives showed up. At least a couple of these horses could've been avoided if everyone would've kept their butts at home until it blew over. The state should'v released where these horses had traveled so that people could be aware that they might have an infected horse and quarantine appropriately.

Nell, there was another horse sale that same weekend and another auction this weekend. There is even a vet clinic putting on a vaccination clinic in the midst of this.
Personally, I'm glad that this originated in Minnesota, because at least your vets are taking this seriously!!! We have some vets here that are very serious about it, but most of them (including some Iowa State vets) are just sort of pooh-poohing it.
The barn that the Iowa horse is located in is a 75+ stall barn, with many different disciplines. I'm afraid that the local vets there may not quarantine the potential shedders long enough.

As I said before, I am quite fed up with some of the Iowa vets. They really aren't taking this seriously. I know one guy that does a harnessing demo at the Iowa Horse Fair decided not to go, and relayed his decision to the group he's in charge of. This is the response a vet sent back:

"I know that the subject of a possibly fatal disease to your horses is a frightening thought to owners. However some of the hysteria being created is overblown due to misinformation. The one positive case in Iowa actually tested positive for the wild strain of the virus, not the neuropathologic strain. The outbreak in Minn was restricted to a barrel racing event. While there is certainly a concern for owners to protect their stock, the risk for the Horse Fair is minimal. A lot of owners are now hauling in for the day to avoid stabling. This may not be an option for some so people need to do what they can to minimize exposure to other horses, I.e., no sniffing noses, etc. Everyone has to be comfortable in the decision they make regarding attendance but hopefully with more information, the decision is easier. Please forward this on as you see fit."

From all I've read from the Minnesota vets (thank god for them!), this is a non-neurotropic form that is displaying neurological symptoms. So it is still just as deadly! Why are people ignoring this? I understand not wanting to cause mass hysteria, but a little hysteria coupled with extra caution would be beneficial in this situation!
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I wouldn't go to the Iowa Horse fair.

Here in Missouri no one is even talking about it. I live 20 miles from the National Equestrian Center and they have national shows all year long. 650+ stalls and booked every weekend.
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Bleach for farriers is actually recommended in MN. My horses are at a trainers lock down to be safe barn and I am avoiding the farrier it can be carrier by them. Luckily barn is free of virus and I am sure most are but better safe then sorry. Not losing my life partner
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And what I find weird is the vets suggesting only a 2 week "stay home" period?
And then folks on the FB pages arguing with the vets and like "why shouldn't we take our horses here" "This is stupid you are scaring people into cancelling shows" and my favorite "Should we spray our farrier down with bleach?!?"
Honestly I think the vets are just giving the two week because it's better than nothing. No one will get on board with 4-6 weeks. Heck, you've seen the arguments people are refusing to get on board with 2 weeks! Pisses me off. I can tell you that mine will not be moving around until enough time has passed after the last positive to be sure.

ETA - Turk, some of the vets are taking it seriously, some still aren't unfortunately. The state isn't taking it seriously, that's why there's all this movement still. Thankfully some of the breed associations are taking this seriously, cancelling shows, and even pulling out of the Expo I believe.

My horses are totally due (overdue now) for the farrier and I'm not really sure what to do about it. Blech.
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Hopefully people stop spreading the virus around so we can actually enjoy the nice weather someday.... :P Is it not common sense to quarantine when there is a possibly fatal virus going around? I think it is...

I'm in Iowa, as Turkish Van is, and down in Ames there's also a strangles outbreak. I've heard that someone purposely spread it due to being kicked out of management at a local stable. She's psycho.

Fortunately, my horses don't make it off the property much, and the only places I'll be going are very local places where I know there isn't much in and out, if going anywhere at all. Definitely not a show.
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