A central New York racetrack is set to resume limited racing after being put under quarantine because of horses found to be infected with what can be a deadly virus. US riders and their horses are lining up at the airport after competing (successfully!) at the Pau 4* event in France. We ship all USA orders via USPS first class mail with delivery confirmation. Clinical signs include, but are not limited to, going off feed, depression, excessive salivation, difficulty swallowing, lack of coordination, aggressive behavior, hyperexcitability, colic, convulsions or paralysis. In February 2015, we made some improvements to our Legends® horse feed line, including name updates and new packaging. But with so many sponsorship opportunities available, how do you know which Classic show fits best with your marketing campaign? The Virginia and Maryland State Veterinarians (Rich Wilkes and Guy Hohenhaus) were there, together with numerous vets from the EMC, including Dr.
One horse is under quarantine at Redfield Farm in Ocala. Four horses were placed under quarantine at Miles Away Farm in Loxahatchee. One of these four horses developed neurological signs and was transported to the University of Florida. Those with genital herpes should stay away from a good amount of meats, seafood, eggs, milk products as well as breads and cooked goods. Normal body temperature and full consciousness was recorded at first day of clinical signs (day 0) in this horse. Other than cost, there is a suggestion that vaccination may (and this is a very controversial point) increase the risk of neurological disease if the horse is already infected. Tahnee Szymanski, assistant state veterinarian for the Montana Department of Livestock.
Other areas where horses were exposed to the virus while at the Ocala show are also under quarantine; there are 12 such farms. There is no commercially available vaccine that prevents the disease! All the in-contact horses will be closely monitored and be subject to further blood sampling and nasal swabs under the direction of Dr Newton until we are satisfied that they are either clear of disease or no longer at risk. In addition to the most obvious form of biosecurity – keeping horses from leaving – many other precautions have been taken in an effort to keep the virus from spreading. As a result, the HITS Showgrounds and several premises outside the HITS Showgrounds were released from quarantine this morning. The quarantine was released due to these two horses being in the FEI tent for a short period of time and testing negative for the virus, indicating no exposure occurred. The farm was initially quarantined due a horse testing positive for EHV-1.
This horse was imported from another state and isolated at the farm on arrival. No connection was made between this horse and the HITS Showgrounds’ EHV-1 cases. The horse never developed neurological signs and the quarantine was released after fourteen days with no evidence of transmission, no clinical signs on the farm, and all horses testing negative on the premises. California requirements include a negative test for Equine Infectious Anemia, obtained within the six (6) months before date of entry, and a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) with a body temperature recorded for each horse in the shipment. Accredited veterinarians preparing CVIs are responsible for fulfillment of the temperature recording requirement. Recommendations for horses that have shown at HITS since February 5, 2013 include close monitoring of animals, reporting of fevers greater than 101.5o F (38.6oC) and strict bio-security measures for at least 21 days after departure from HITS. The Illinois Racing Board June 25 formally allocated $23 million in casino money to the state’s racing interests amid hopes it will bridge a financial gap until a broader gaming expansion bill is approved.
For reporting, you may call 850-410-0900 Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and 1-800-342-5869 after hours and weekends. If the temperature is 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, contact your veterinarian immediately.