EHV-1 Case

A Nevada horse tests positive for equine herpesvirus type-1.

April 17, 2013

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To learn more about EHV-1 and EHM, visit the AQHA EHV-1 Information page. (Journal photo)

A horse in Clark County, Nevada, has tested positive for equine herpesvirus type-1, according to Nevada Acting State Veterinarian Dr. Anette Rink.

On April 17, Dr. Rink told TheHorse.com via e-mail that the affected horse has never exhibited neurologic signs of disease and "is expected to make a full recovery." The animal is currently isolated and under quarantine, and all stablemates' temperatures are being monitored daily.

"This is an individual case, not an outbreak, and no other horses outside the premises have been exposed," Dr. Rink wrote.

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EHV-1 Preparedness

Please use these resources regarding EHV-1, EHM and biosecurity, brought to you by The American Quarter Horse Journal:

  • Travel Safely: Good biosecurity both at home and on the road will help keep your horses healthy.
  • The Facts on EHV-1: Recognize the signs of equine herpesvirus-1 and learn how to protect your horse from the risks of the virus.
  • Strike a Balance With EHV-1: Learn how to strike a balance between showing and protecting your herd against equine herpesvirus-1 myeloencephalopathy with tips from Dr. Tom Lenz.
  • EHV-1 Testing: AQHA Professional Horseman Al Dunning weighs in on his experience with EHV-1 testing, and Dr. Tom Lenz suggests alternatives to testing.

To learn more about EHV-1 and EHM, visit the AQHA EHV-1 Information page.