Monday, June 6, 2011

Latest Update on EHV-1

Even though the hysteria is dying down, please practice precautions, please do not touch horses you do not own or ride, the disease is extremely contagious and we want to continue to practice safe horse handling whether contagious diseases are evident or not.

Here is the latest update:
From the California Department of Food and Agriculture

California EHV-1 Causing EHM Disease Update as of 4 PM 6/3/11 ( Note: The next update will be Monday June 6, 2011)

California has two (2) new confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) caused by EHV-1. The total is now 22 confirmed EHV-1/ EHM cases in the state. The two new confirmed positive horses, located on the same premises, were exposed to a previously confirmed positive Ogden, UT participant.
  • The positive confirmed cases are located in the following 13 counties: Amador(1), Colusa(1), Glenn(5), Kern(2), Los Angeles(1), Marin(1), Napa(1), Placer (3), Plumas(1), Sacramento (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.
  • Two (2) of the confirmed positive EHV-1/ EHM CA cases participated only in the Kern County Cutting Horse Event on May 13th in Bakersfield, CA.
  • Four (4) 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.
  • All positive confirmed EHV-1/EHM cases are under a State Quarantine.

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