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    05-18-2011, 01:31 AM
There is one positive case in the Okanagan here in BC.

Despite rumors to the contrary, following conversations with veterinary colleagues in the Province, it appears that the affected horses have been identified and are confined and quarantined in a single private stable in the Okanagan Valley. TO OUR KNOWLEDGE THERE ARE NO CASES IDENTIFIED SO FAR (May 16, 2011) IN THE FRASER VALLEY. The only horse in the Fraser Valley that was at Ogden, Utah is 9 days post-exposure and is showing no clinical signs.
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    05-18-2011, 01:46 AM
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Do you know if there have been any guesstimates as to when this will be "finished"?
Lacey's safe for this month but next month (June 11) we're moving her to camp where she'll be in contact with horses that have come from who knows where (some straight from the auction in Nowheresville, some from WA/OR) and I'm really pretty worried about this...
    05-18-2011, 02:01 AM
As I told Liz in the PE thread, I can't find any articles that confirm 8 WA cases, all of them on the first page of Google that I'm getting just say one horse at WSU, that came in for an unrelated issue, and is so far still alive. I'll keep Googling different things for WA, but I can't find an 8.

Keep your horses safe everyone, and far away from mine. Cheers!
    05-18-2011, 09:11 AM
Here in Utah I heard we had twelve either infected, killed or put down from a cutting show two weeks ago. :\ They might shut down Utah borders to horses, or they did it yesterday morning- I'm still trying to find info about it.
    05-18-2011, 09:44 AM
Wallaby, it's anyone's guess. It might burn out quickly or become a pandemic (epidemic? I honestly don't know which is correct.)
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    05-18-2011, 09:52 AM
I'm praying to god it doesn't reach my state!

Epidemic is a large localized outbreak

Pandemic is global.
    05-18-2011, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by beauforever23    
that's terrible. There was a horse that was euthanized a couple of blocks down from my barn because, he/she had it so bad. Poor horse. As of right now, no known cases here in NY.
Was that recent?? Hoping it hasn't spread to the northeast so soon!! I'm in Ohio, no cases here yet, but everyone is starting to get worried. Horses are so mobile these days, and this thing seems pretty darn contagious!!
    05-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Scary stuff. Here's a blurb from a NCHA publication that they released about cancelling shows.

Credible (but not official) reports indicate cases of EHV-1 in several Western states (Colorado, Utah, California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Western Canada). While reported cases of the virus are currently in Western states, the interstate transport of infected horses could cause a much wider spread of the virus if we are not all very cautious at this time.

Read more: All May 20-22 NCHA Cutting Events Cancelled - Quarter Horse News - The News Magazine of the Performance Horse Industry
    05-18-2011, 11:42 AM
Originally Posted by beauforever23    
that's terrible. There was a horse that was euthanized a couple of blocks down from my barn because, he/she had it so bad. Poor horse. As of right now, no known cases here in NY.
Wait, what? How can you both have a horse down the road that was euthed because of it and also have no known cases? O_o

I'm browsing google and can't find any new articles or anything suggesting more cases.
    05-18-2011, 11:46 AM
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    

Many news articles out there, as well as some great discussion on various other boards.

Please take precautions when visiting your or others' horses - make sure to disinfect if you are travelling to other barns. Try to not travel with your horse if it's at all possible. If your horse is showing symptoms such as fever or unsteadiness (sources say not to fret under 102*F) contact your vet.
Viruses don't live long outside of a host, but can still stay on surfaces (i.e. Your hands, coat, boots, etc) for a period of time. It can be spread from contact or cough.
Lots of shows cancelled, and barns undergoing quarantine (voluntarily or not).


I found out on facebook this morning so I Have been posting it too on other forums and notifying everyone that I can. Have there been any reports on the east coast?

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