Monday, June 13, 2011

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California EHV-1 Causing EHM Disease Update as of 12PM 6/13/11

California has no new confirmed cases of EHV-1. There are a total of 22 confirmed EHV-1/ EHM cases in the state. The last three positive confirmed horses in California are located in Glenn County and had a clinical onset date of June 3, 2011.
  • The positive confirmed cases are located in the following 12 counties: Amador(1), Colusa(1), Glenn(6), Kern(2), Los Angeles(1), Marin(1), Napa(1), Placer (3), Plumas(1), Shasta(1), Stanislaus(3) and Ventura(1).
  • Sixteen(16) of the confirmed positive EHV-1/EHM CA cases participated in the National Cutting Horse Association’s Western National Championships in Ogden, Utah.
  • One (1) of the confirmed positive EHV-1/ EHM CA cases participated only in the Kern County Cutting Horse Event on May 13th in Bakersfield, CA.
  • Five (5) of the confirmed positive EHV-1/EHM CA cases were exposed horses to an Ogden, UT participant.
  • Two (2) confirmed positive EHM horses were euthanized after showing severe neurological signs associated with EHM.
  • Eight (8) confirmed positive horses displayed neurologic signs.
  • Thirteen (13) confirmed positive horses displayed only a fever.
  • One (1) confirmed positive horse displayed only a nasal discharge.

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