Equine herpes virus: an update

Equine herpes virus: an update

Dear Supporter You may have seen the recent news stories concerning an outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV 1) in Gloucestershire. If you are considering breeding from your mare in 2013, our website is now updated with 2013 AI Package Prices and AI Terms and Conditions and our 2013 AI Pack is attached. The speed at which social media now moves such information through the horse industry is, however, both novel and alarming. Backyard horse owners as well as million-dollar show barn owners want access to veterinary services, feed suppliers, equipment stores, and supplemental services. Now the neurological virus, which in its worst cases can cause a horse to wobble and become disoriented, has appeared on the other side of the Cotswolds at the very centre of the Badminton Estate. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a potentially deadly disease to get people’s attention. Twenty years ago, Hendra virus was unknown.

Equine herpes virus: an update
R., Kirkland, P., Smith, K. Equine influenza was reported from Sweden (two outbreaks of single cases), the United Kingdom (seven cases on one premises), and the United States (sporadic cases in at least 10 states). Young people with high potential need to be challenged to recognize a need that they can fill. The respiratory form of EHV is associated with fever (rectal temperature 39-41oC, 102-106oC), coughing and nasal discharge. According to the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s website, as of September 11, 2012, 10 WNV-positive horses were reported from nine counties. The virus can also live in the environment for several weeks and there is potential for spread of infection via people, tack, and yard equipment. A good time was had by all at the Area Tetrathlon in Warwickshire.

The report covers equine herpesvirus, equine influenza, virology, bacteriology, toxicology and parasitology. The horse in our stables has had no direct contact with the horse with herpes and has no clinical signs of herpes. The virus is easily killed by heat and disinfectants, so bedding should be destroyed, and stables, vehicles and equipment disinfected. Inflammatory lower airway disease (IAD), which is usually associated with increased amounts of mucus visible in the trachea after exercise and increased proportions of inflammatory cells (44), is common in young racehorses around the world, despite marked differences in management and climate. The BETA Equestrian Research Panel was composed of mainly female horse owners (92%) under the age of 45 years (64%). If your horse or pony is prone to laminitis, it’s important to test for Cushing’s disease. This is particularly important if they have come from an area affected by recent EHV outbreaks.

You may wish to consider vaccinating horses for EHV, which can protect against respiratory disease associated with both EHV-1 and EHV-4. All peptides were constructed into pool arrays linearly and overlapping peptides were not contained within the same pool. International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6(6): 150-155. 25: 439-441. There has been debate as to whether the vaccine provides complete protection against neurological EHV. Evidence from historical outbreaks and some research suggests that it helps reduce the shedding of virus and thus the likelihood of infection. ARGENTINA Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Abortion A limited outbreak on one premises commenced on 27th May with the last case reported on 11th June 2013.

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