Equine Herpes

Confirmed Case of EHM in Wellington County

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in Wellington County. A blood sample from a horse with severe neurological signs tested positive for EHV-1 neuropathogenic pathotype in early April. The horse was euthanized. After discussion […]

New Case of Contagious Equine Metritis Reported in Arizona

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE ) reports that  a new case of Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) was confirmed in the United States (U.S.), on July 21, 2011. The CEM case was detected in a four- year old stallion in Arizona and was identified during testing for semen export. The United States Department of […]

Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 Status Update

Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is sharing an update on the EHV-1 status in the Western Provinces from a conference call June 13. Participants included the Chief Provincial Veterinarian, members of Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, faculty from the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine, provincial animal laboratory veterinarians and local equine practitioners. There has been […]

Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 Status Update

Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is sharing the following status update on Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (nEHV-1) received today from Alberta and Western Canada. This information comes as a result of consultations among the Chief Provincial Veterinarian for Alberta, members of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, faculty members, University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine, local […]

Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1 Status Update

Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is notifying horse owners that Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (nEHV-1) has been reported in horses in the United States, with confirmed cases in Alberta (1) and suspected cases British Columbia (3).  This is the neurological strain of Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV 1). Outbreaks of nEHV-1 are contagious and […]

Update on the EHM Outbreak

Experts have reported that the outbreak of Equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the also referred to as  Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1 (nEHV-1), originated at the National Cutting Horse Association’s Western National Championships in Ogden, Utah, held April 29 – May 8, 2011. This is a mutant strain of the highly contagious and potentially fatal disease, […]

Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1 Reported in the United States and Canada

Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is notifying horse owners that Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (nEHV-1) has been reported in horses in the United States, with confirmed cases in Alberta (1) and British Columbia (3).  This is the neurological strain of Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV 1). Outbreaks of nEHV-1 are contagious and have a […]

Case of nEHV-1 Reported in Southern Alberta

A  case of nEHV-1 with neurological symptoms has been confirmed in a Southern Alberta horse that recently returned from the U.S. The horse is isolated and is recovering. This bulletin will provide some facts about the disease so that horse owners are aware of the current situation