UPDATED: Information Regarding Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) and Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM)
As of 12:00 PM EST on May 20, cases of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) have been confirmed in eight states and in Canada. Please use the state veterinarian in your state as a resource for information and guidance regarding this disease.
Please see the USDA situation report for updated information: http://image.exct.net/lib/feef1d757d6307/m/1/USDA+EHV-1+Situation+Report.pdf
Affected States' State Veterinarian Contact Information:
Phone: (916) 654-1447
Phone: (303) 239-4161
Phone: (208) 332-8544
Phone: (503) 986-4680
New Mexico: http://www.nmbvm.org/
Phone: (505) 841-6161
Phone: (801) 538-7162
Phone: (360) 902-1881, (360) 902-1835
USDA situation report, guidance document & new AAEP resources for horse owners now available:
The USDA:APHIS:VS has recently posted on its website 2011 EHV-1/EHM incident information, including situation reports (listings of suspect and confirmed cases, locations, etc…), recommendations for exposed horses and more here: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/ehv/. Please check this website weekly for updated situation reports.
In addition, the AAEP now has an updated web page for horse owners with a very informative FAQ targeted for horse owners located here: http://www.aaep.org/EHV_resourcesowner.htm.
American Horse Council: http://www.horsecouncil.org.
The USEF has also received a number of inquiries about the protocol in Kentucky (a non-affected state), please visit this website for more information: http://www.kyagr.com/statevet/equine/index.htm
Please refer back to these resources frequently to ensure you have the most current information.
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