WHSVEastern Equine Encephalitis hits VirginiaWHSVAUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WHSV) — The first case of Eastern Equine encephalitis, or EEE, was reported in Suffolk, Virginia, in a Saddlebred mare. EEE is a deadly virus spread by mosquitoes. The death rate of … In response to confirmed cases of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) and Equine Herpes Virus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in horses that attended a cutting horse event in Ogden, Utah held from April 29 to May 8, 2011, the American Horse Council (AHC) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) contacted the USDA:APHIS:VS and requested federal coordination for data collection, dissemination, and communication efforts among state and federal veterinarians. The three other animals are under quarantine at their private locations, and are under veterinary care. Calder officials hope to lift shipping restrictions on the entire stable area on Dec. As with all health alerts, if you are unsure or have questions, be sure to contact your veterinarian.
The stable’s owners have kept their facility quarantined since the beginning of the outbreak to control the potential spread of EHV-1 to other farms. One suspect respiratory case is at the same premises as the new positive reported case (mentioned in the second bullet noted in the reported positive cases above). Further information can be accessed through Equine Influenza. She is a large animal medicine clinician in the equine hospital and coordinates equine continuing education and outreach programs at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Others will show some signs but recover fully – and there is no evidence to suggest that once a horse has recovered, it is likely to spread the disease to others. Currently, no events have been canceled under state direction. • Information from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) with additional input from Dr.
Katharina Lohmann: Equine Herpes Virus Fact Sheet. • Special on line supplement from The Horse (five parts): 1. Herpes by the Numbers 2. Neurologic Herpesvirus 3. Herpesvirus Vaccination 4. EHV Latency 5. Herpesvirus Management Basics • Information from the Merck Veterinary Manual.
• “Infectious disease control: recommendations for biosecurity and vaccination”. By Dr. Katharina Lohmann, Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Subsequently, direct evidence that the “neurologic mutation” resulted in altered disease potential was obtained.