BMC Veterinary Research Equine herpesvirus 2 (EHV-2) infection in thoroughbred horses in Argentina Mara I Craig 0 Mara E Barrandeguy 0 Fernando M Fernndez 0 0 Address: Instituto de Virologia, Centro de Investigacion en Ciencias Veterinarias y Agronomicas (CICVyA) , INTA, CC 25, (1712) Castelar, Buenos Aires , Argentina Background: Equine herpesvirus 2 is a gamma-herpesvirus that infects horses worldwide. Additionally, diagnostic procedures may not be fast enough to conclusively determine whether the horse has botulism before irreparable damage is done. effective HSV 2 and 1 remedy. Nearly 70 other horses at the hospital at the time were potentially exposed, says Cornell. New window. Heightened state requirements are a response to the lack of treatment options and the highly communicable nature of EHV-1. Previously, a horse inspection certificate was valid for 30 days.
Making the headlines most recently, however, is the neurologic form of EHV-1 infection. State Veterinarian, Dr. The third pending result is a horse in Polk County, Wisconsin. Wyoming has no confirmed cases of EVH-1, but owners are taking precautions ranging from biosecurity to canceling travel plans in order to keep their animals safe and healthy. Therefore, owners of affected horses should wash and disinfect their hands and change their clothes before coming into contact with healthy horses to prevent the potential spread of these infectious organisms. Direct nose-to-nose contact and sharing of feed or water troughs among horses is the primary transmission of the virus. Between cautious owners, committed veterinarians and stringent state requirements, individuals are doing everything possible to ensure safety and keep EHV-1 out of Wyoming.
For more on EHV-1, symptoms, transmission and biosecurity guidelines head to the Alpine Animal Hospital website.