UPDATED June 9: Information Regarding Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) and Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM)

RELEASE: June 6, 2011
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department

Please see the USDA situation report (UPDATED JUNE 8) for updated information: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/ehv/ehv_2011_sitrep_060811.pdf

Affected States'  State Veterinarian Contact Information:

California: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/equine_herpes_virus.html
Phone: (916) 654-1447

Colorado: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Agriculture-Main/CDAG/1167928197091
Phone: (303-239-4161

Phone: (208) 332-8544

Oregon: http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/__news_449105797.shtml
Phone: (503) 986-4680

Nevada: http://agri.nv.gov/Index_Animal2.htm

Phone: (775) 353-3600

New Mexico: http://www.nmbvm.org/
Phone: (505) 841-6161


Utah: http://ag.utah.gov/news/EquineHerpesOutbreak.html
Phone: (801) 538-7162

Washington: http://agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal/AnimalHealth/HotTopics.aspx
Phone: (360) 902-1881, (360) 902-1835

Additional Resources: 

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.

If you anticipate transporting your horse across state lines it is recommended you contact each respective state/provincial veterinarian’s office prior to departure to determine if there are any restrictions or enhanced entry requirements. To find your state or provincial animal health office, visit www.aaep.org/us_canada_statehealthoffice.htm.

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.