EHV-1 Update: Oregon (March 12, 2014)

Published on July 18, 2017

We’ve received a few calls about EHV-1 cases in Oregon. Here’s the latest from the Oregon State Veterinarian’s Office:

"One Lane County horse has died and four others from the same stable have tested positive for a neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). All horses on the property have been quarantined and those showing symptoms of the disease are being treated. There is no indication that the virus has spread to other horses beyond those being quarantined. The State Veterinarian is praising quick work by local veterinarians and Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (OSU-VDL) in detecting the virus quickly and taking steps to limit any spread.

"'At this point in time, the investigation shows that this is an isolated incident confined to the animals now under quarantine,’ says State Veterinarian Dr. Brad LeaMaster of the Oregon Department of Agriculture."

More info here: www.oregon.gov/ODA/Pages/news/140310equine_herpes.aspx

As always, we are here 24/7 for questions or concerns: 360.568.3111.

Resource: Basic Biosecurity Measures