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    05-18-2011, 12:53 PM
I was thinking the same thing Ricci.. there are no known cases on the East coast so beau I think you are misinformed.

Also, I think the 8 cases must have been a total at the time or something.. not just in WA. I was told by a customer at the feed store I work at so obviously she must have been mistaken*
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    05-18-2011, 01:04 PM
State vets reports

At the end of this article the states are listed with news from the state vets office.

Equine Chronicle Latest Show Cancellations and Individual State Information For EHV-1 Outbreak

As of 05/17/11.
    05-18-2011, 01:10 PM
Does anyone know if the neurological form of it happens after they are infected with the respiratory form of it or can they get the neurological without having any symptoms of the respiratory?

Anyway, here is a site with some more general information about the disease for anyone who would like to know more.
Equine Herpes Virus: Types, Treatment and Prevention
    05-18-2011, 01:19 PM
Green Broke
Thanks mls! Here's the info to date from that article...

California- The CA Dept. Of AG was able to confirm that as of 9 am. This morning they have ten positive horses. Information to date suggests they were all at the Utah event.
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Hospital releases more information about the positive cases in Bakersfield.
Colorado- Two confirmed cases of EHV-1 in two Colorado horses, that competed at the NCHA Western Nationals in Ogden, Utah. Further investigation is underway. Six additional horses exposed are showing clinical signs of EHV-1. Horses in four counties (Boulder, Larimer, Mesa and Weld) are under hold/quarantine orders and being investigated for disease.
Latest Travel Requirements for horses entering Colorado
Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is now restricting non-emergency equine and camelid patients as a precaution to prevent exposing the facility to EHV-1.
Connecticut- No exposed or diseased horses have been traced to Connecticut at this time.
Delaware- No horses from Delaware have been exposed at this time.
Florida- No exposed or diseased horses have been traced to Florida at this time.
Georgia- There are no known exposed or positive animals in Georgia.
Idaho- In Idaho, two horses that were in attendance at the Ogden, Utah event have died. Five other horses are currently under veterinary care. Laboratory confirmation of EHV-1 is pending. At least 26 Idaho horses were entered in the event. More information coming out of Idaho.
Illinois- Illinois had two owners and two horses participate at the Utah event. One horse returned to Illinois on 5/8. It is under current observation and is clinically normal. The second horse is currently stabled out of state, is under current observation, and is clinically normal.
Kentucky- Information/recommendations we are making available to the public can be found on our web page at www.kyagr.com/statevet/equine/index.htm. Kentucky has no horses reported to be exposed to the outbreak.
Louisiana- Louisiana had one owner with three horses that attended the Western Nationals. All horses are isolated and under a veterinarian’s observation since Saturday, May 14. There are asymptomatic as of now.
Maine- The state of Maine did not have any horses that attended the Utah event.
Maryland- Maryland does not have any horses listed as having attended the Utah event. There are no EHV-1 investigations, links or events in Maryland at this time.
Michigan- There are no known exposed horses in Michigan.
Missouri- “Missouri only had one horse that attended the Utah event. It is now isolated and is being temped twice a day.”- Taylor Woods, Missouri State Veterinarian
Montana- Sixteen horse owners and 30-35 horses from Montana attended the Utah event, but no cases of the disease have been reported in the state, per a Montana Dept. Of Livestock press release.
Nebraska- We have five owners and five horses involved. All quarantined as of 10:30 am CST today. No symptoms yet and temping twice a day. Two of them exhibited at a local cutting show in Kearney, Nebraska, four days after attending Utah event.
Nevada- Thirteen horses attended the NCHA Western National Championship. Nevada has provided information to all owners that attended the Utah event and advised them to monitor horse temperatures and to practice quality bio-security measures. We have not detected the disease within our state, yet. No additional movement requirements have been established due to the current situation.
New Jersey- A horse farm in Colts Neck, Monmouth County was quarantined after six horses contracted EHV-1 in early April, before the Utah event. The quarantined has since been lifted.
New York- “At this time there are no known exposed horses in New York. We advise all animal owners to be extremely cautious when returning from fairs and other competitions. Returning livestock should always be isolated from the rest of the herd for three weeks whenever possible.”- David Smith- NYS Dept. Of Agriculture and Markets
North Carolina- No horses from North Carolina have been exposed at this time according to a call from COSDA this afternoon.
North Dakota- North Dakota has two horses listed that attended the Utah event, but they are both under the same owner’s name. The horses that are owned by the North Dakota owner are boarded in another state.
Ohio- There are no known horses that were exposed in Ohio.
Oklahoma- The Breeder’s Invitational, May 14-28 in Tulsa, OK has been cancelled, along with the NCHA event, the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting.
Oregon- At this time there are no confirmed cases of EHV-1 in Oregon.
Pennsylvania- Pennsylvania has no known horses exposed at this time.
Rhode Island- There have been no reported exposed horses in Rhode Island at this time.
South Carolina- There are no known exposed or positive horses in South Carolina.
South Dakota- “Two owners and four horses that attended the event. No fevers or symptoms noted. Temped twice daily, under unofficial isolation and instruction to call if symptoms are noted”- Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota State Veterinarian
Texas- “Texas Animal Health Commission veterinarians attempted to contact all 27 horse owners over the weekend that we believe attended the Utah event. They were advised to isolate the potentially exposed horses if possible, and contact their vet or TAHC is they had any animals become clinically ill. So far we have found no horses with clinical signs and no confirmed cases in Texas. I believe there were only a couple that we have not been able to contact yet, so that is good news from Texas for now.”- Dee Ellis, Texas State Veterinarian
The District of Columbia- The District of Columbia has no known exposed horses at this time.
Utah- “Utah, at this time, has no confirmed cases, but we are following up on several suspect cases, (horses with clinical signs consistent with EHV-1 and who attended the event.) There have been no travel restrictions put in place as of date. There may be cancellations of equine events in the state. Horse owners should call the event organizers for the latest status of the event.”- Wyatt Frampton, Utah State Veterinarian
-Last night, the Western Regional Zone 2 Show and Utah Paint Horse Club Paint-O-Rama, scheduled for May 26-31 in South Jordan has been cancelled.
-The No Bling/All Novice Show at the Golden Spike Event Center in Ogden, Utah, May 14-15 has been cancelled.
Virginia- There are no known exposed horses in Virginia.
Washington State- Washington has 34 horses that were entered in the NCHA Western Nationals in Ogden Utah. One horse that attended tested positive by PCR nasal swab after a temperature rise. Two horses that attended are showing neurological signs and we are waiting the test results. WSDA is sending information to all owners that attended and advising stop movement and isolation.
According to the Washington State University website: There are no horses exhibiting signs of EHV-1 at WSU, however they will not be admitting any new equine or camelid patients to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, except for critical emergencies, because a horse was admitted recently that has since been found positive for EHV-1.
West Virginia- There are no known exposed horses in West Virginia.
Wyoming- Wyoming has nine owners and an uncertain number of horses, (some were shown in Utah, some were on the show premises, but not shown.) All have been notified and are under an unofficial hold order. They are isolated away from other horses. One is a febrile, [has a fever], but asymptomatic horse.
    05-18-2011, 01:31 PM
Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand    
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!!
No, this wasn't recent. I was just saying that rhino is quite dangerous.

Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
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.
This was like last year, sorry didn't mean for it to sound like it was just now that it happened. I was saying as of now there are no known cases yet in NY. My vet was a part of having to try to help that horse and he said that whole barn was quarintined(sp?) and even the park was said to be a cautious zone at that point
    05-18-2011, 01:33 PM
Green Broke
Beau, did that horse have the same strain as this? This strain almost sounds like a NEW mutant strain that's even worse than the regular rhino we all vaccinate for... :(
    05-18-2011, 01:51 PM
Yes, the strain now is a new variant of Rhino that we are unprepared for. It won't have been what the horse was euthed for last year, from my understanding.
    05-18-2011, 02:13 PM
It seems to be sticking to pretty much the western states and most all of the horses that attended the Utah show seem to be the carriers and since they are traveling to other stables, shows, sales, etc that is why more states are seeing it.
Ogden is about 3 hours from me in Wyoming, don't know anyone who attended that cutting show around here. Nothing at our vets so far, but keeping atuned to any possibilities.
This form has no vaccination or preventative. Care consists of IV fluids, antibiotics and just alot of waiting and watching.
I can tell you they are canceling horse shows in Utah like crazy, also sales.
Haven't cancelled any here, but the first one coming up is in June, so time will tell.
    05-18-2011, 02:20 PM
A few of the guys I work with participated in the cutting show at Golden Spike, where it originated. One said twelve horses were killed or put down, and another said seven, one girl was saying only two... I'm not sure who's right.
I'm about a half an hour from Ogden, and work up there once a week. I'm getting paranoid- I come into contact with about 10-20 horses up there at the arenas. I am literally getting ready to disinfect my truck as we speak.
    05-18-2011, 02:36 PM
I was surprised this was the only post on it as well considering there was an outbreak on the eastcoast as well. We changed plans on a few events we planned for NJ. Even if they are stating that those horses are quarantined, the horse community in NJ is very close together... with many stables one right on top of the other and riders working horses at several locations.

The only thing you can do is be careful.... wash, change and avoid any area/event near infected areas. I'd rather lose a show season than my horse.

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