Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Nevada: EHV-1 UPDATE: Quarantines To Be Lifted this Week - Full Article

By sagebrushrider - March 26, 2019

Clark County – On Monday, the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) lifted the first quarantine and, if no additional positive cases of Equine Herpes Virus – Type 1 (EHV-1) are reported, the other two quarantines will be lifted later this week.

“I owe a sincere thanks to the equine community for keeping their horses at home and helping to prevent the spread of this disease,” Dr. JJ Goicoechea, NDA state veterinarian, said. “Horse event season just got underway in southern Nevada and starts soon in northern Nevada, and I appreciate everything horse owners did to keep the EHV-1 from spreading.”

Dr. Goicoechea continues to recommend best biosecurity practices as event season is underway, and always monitor horses for signs of disease, like fever or runny nose...

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