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:
Phone: (916) 654-1447
Phone: (208) 332-8544
Phone: (503) 986-4680
Phone: (775) 353-3600
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.
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.