As many of you are aware there has been a Europe-wide increased risk of disease linked with neurologic Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) that has originated in Valencia within a show jumping competition. It has been confirmed that neurologic EHV-1 cases have also been detected in a number of other countries in Europe after horse transportation.
Therefore, it is critical that excellent biosecurity is undertaken on any yards accepting new horses, or yards having horses return form Europe.
𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘃𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗼𝗻:
– 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟮 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝘄𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴
– 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 (𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀), 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲
– 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗲 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲
– 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁. 𝗔𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗽 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲.
Vaccinations for EHV-1 are available but the use of these vaccinations should be discussed with your veterinary surgeon to ensure it is correct for your setting.
𝗟𝗶𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗟𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝗛𝗩-𝟭 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗛𝗩-𝟰 𝗼𝗻 𝗻𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘄𝗮𝗯𝘀 𝗶𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟰𝗵𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻.
If you have any questions or concerns about EHV-1 on your yard please call us on 𝟬𝟭𝟰𝟮𝟴 𝟳𝟮𝟯𝟱𝟵𝟰 to discuss this with your veterinary surgeon.