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BELGIUM Equine Herpes Virus -1 (EHV-1) Abortion On 18th March 2013 an outbreak of EHV-1 abortion was reported in Boussu, Belgium by Réseau d’Epidémio-Surveillance en Pathologie Equine (RESPE) based on information obtained from Equi Focus Point Belgium. 1 Facts About Equine Herpes Virus. 24 said proposed changes in state racing regulations, as well as another rule that allows racetracks to “recapture” purse money, “threaten to crush” horse racing. NZ National Fieldays Society is heeding the words of its recently-announced Fieldays 2013 theme of Getting down to Business in the Global Economy with senior staff undertaking visits to China and India over the next few weeks. Available at: http://blogs.usask.ca/wcvm_news/EHV….PR.9.FINAL.pdf. Read more… Equine Guelph’s director, Gayle Ecker says, “The two-week short course format has proven popular as a quick, effective way for horse owners to learn more about important equine welfare topics.
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Two of the Utah horses have apparently been euthanized already. wants a berth in the new league”s finals this September. Since those two horses from Grand Prix Village were in the same barn as the horse that tested positive through blood and were then in FEI Stabling, the State of Florida Department of Agriculture has temporarily closed FEI Stabling. There are twenty horses in contact, of which two are showing clinical signs of disease at the moment. Equine Influenza On the 23rd October 2013, the Animal Health Trust confirmed an outbreak of equine influenza in Shropshire, England. Those objects include: tack, wipe rags or other grooming equipment, feed and water buckets and people’s hands or clothing. The positive horse was an unvaccinated showjumper gelding that had travelled to South Wales for a competition 10 days ago.

The gelding presented clinical signs of bilateral nasal discharge, severe  productive cough and fever. There are another three unvaccinated horses affected at the moment and the premises has been isolated.

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The Utah State Veterinarian’s Office has lifted all quarantines that have been in place since Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) was discovered in Cache County in late February, 2013. The first outbreak was reported on 4th April in Ulster and the second on 11th April in Leinster. FRANCE Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Disease On 15th February 2013 two outbreaks of EHV-4 were reported in France byRESPE. The affected premises has been isolated with horse movements stopped until further notice. Further details regarding the affected horse are unavailable. Accessed March 20, 2011. Augustin Stables’ Lucky Lindy traveled south from Woodbine on an Illinois raiding trip and easily claimed his second graded score, sailing home in the $150,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr.
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The first occurred on 20th May 2013 in which three Thoroughbred horses were affected and one had died. 2003. The horse showed neurological signs on Thursday March 13 but did not have a fever. Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government – for the good of the equine industry as a whole. Both outbreaks were detected in the Western Cape Province’s AHS protection zone. had 4 for its fifth win here. For Thursday, February 28, the schedule will start with the G&C Farm 1.45m (class 1003), followed by the Hollow Creek Farm Young Rider, Junior, and Children’s Classic classes (106, 107, 108).

Taylorella asinigenitalis – follow up report On 11th July 2013 the Animal Health Trust confirmed Taylorella asinigenitalis infection in a 13-year-old castrated male donkey that was turned out at grazing with the entire male miniature donkey that was reported as testing positive on a premises in Buckinghamshire, England on 26th June 2013. Diagnosis was by qPCR on screening samples collected on 9th July 2013 from the prepuce, urethra and urethral fossa. Samples taken from three Shetland ponies (12-year old gelding, 16-year-old gelding and 15-year-old  mare) also present on the premises were negative by qPCR. Attempts to culture the organism from these samples and to trace the dam of the affected colt, are continuing.

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FRANCE Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Respiratory Disease An outbreak of EHV-1 respiratory disease was reported by Réseau d’Epidémio-Surveillance en Pathologie Equine (RESPE) on 18th February 2013 at a training centre in Tarn-et-Garonne, France. ►  March – This report provides a brief update on outbreaks of African Horse Sickness in South Africa, Equine Herpes Virus type 1 and 4 in various countries, Equine Influenza in various countries, and Strangles in United Arab Emirates. In addition, another two cases were confirmed on the same premises in Campania. The mare had diarrhoea for four weeks, with progressive weight loss. The yard has been isolated while an epidemiological investigation is conducted into the case. The pony had attended a hunting meeting the week before presenting signs of disease. The mare has been placed in isolation and control measures are being undertaken in accordance with the HBLB Codes of Practice.
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Collaboration is continues with the Public Health Department to maintain the alert system and the use of vaccination is being evaluated. Utah:  The number of confirmed cases of EHV-1 neurological disease in Cache County, Utah has increased to nine, following diagnosis of an additional case on March 11th. There are six other non-vaccinated horses on the premises with one of them having arrived on the premises two weeks previously from a dealing yard with clinical signs of fever and nasal discharge, although the horse was not tested for influenza. One other horse has shown clinical signs of respiratory disease and there are 13 in-contact horses. All horses are undergoing diagnostic testing. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Neurological Disease A case of EHV-1 neurological disease was very recently reported in a horse in Flathead County, Montana, USA. The horse was believed to have been exposed at an equine event in another county earlier in March.

Incipient signs of weakness progressed to recumbency some two weeks after attending the event. Details of the virus genotype involved were not available. There have been no additional cases of EHV-1 neurological disease at the boarding stable in Northeastern Illinois where three horses affected with the disease had to be euthanized early in the outbreak. Remaining cases of neurological illness are responding to treatment. The Equilibrium Products team are getting on their bikes to back her up as she travels through Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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FRANCE Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Disease On 14th October 2013, an outbreak of EHV-4 respiratory disease was reported on a stud in Orne, France by Réseau d’Epidémio-Surveillance en Pathologie Equine (RESPE). Four horses on the yard have tested positive. Philip received a veterinary degree from Cambridge University in 2003. The BHS says it is important to be aware that the risk of your horse contracting EHV1 is very small and there is certainly no need to panic. There are two in-contact mares involved with the outbreak and control measures are being undertaken in accordance with the HBLB Codes of Practice. Anyone else who has hunted with the Beaufort since 6 March, or is on a yard where other horses have hunted with them, are also advised to remain at home for 14 days after the last date of possible contact. For this reason the Heythrop have very responsibly suspended hunting for a week.

Cloth items such as stable rubbers, towels, bandages etc should be laundered and thoroughly dried between each use disinfectant may have to be used as part of the rinse cycle, e.g., Virkon. Utah:  The number of confirmed cases of EHV-1 neurological disease in Cache County, Utah has increased to nine, following diagnosis of an additional case on March 11th. Energy Advice Line’s quarterly review of energy prices shows that firms that signed up to one-year energy contracts at the beginning of 2012 were hardest hit by the price rises. It is an accepted risk of horse competition that horses coming from many different home stables and environments can carry infection with them and present a risk to each other.

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