BloodHorse.com will air "Equine Herpesvirus-1 LIVE Q&A" March 14 at 2 p.m. EDT in response to recent cases, including an outbreak at Hawthorne Racecourse and a confirmed fatal case at Santa Anita Park.
Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is a highly contagious disease that can cause epidemic abortion in mares and respiratory and/or neurologic disease. The neurologic form is often lethal. BloodHorse.com experts will discuss the recent cases, prevention and treatment, and answer listener questions about the disease.
The live event can be heard here. Listeners can submit questions in the following ways: tweet questions to Twitter.com/BloodHorse using #EHV1; post questions via Facebook.com/TheBloodHorse; or email questions to LiveEvents@BloodHorse.com.
The live event will be recorded and archived for on-demand listening on BloodHorse.com.
Experts for this event will be:
Veterinarian Nicola Pusterla is an associate professor of equine internal medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as chief of large animal medicine and section head of equine medicine and dentistry. His research focuses on selected aspects of equine infectious diseases, with an emphasis on epidemiology, clinical disease understanding, diagnostics, prevention, and treatment.
Dr. Rick Arthur has been equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board since 2006. In that capacity he oversees all aspects of equine health and safety for the regulatory body and for California racing. Arthur has been actively involved in racehorse medication and drug-testing issues at the state, national, and international levels for many years. He chaired the racing committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and served on the Quality Assurance Program of the Racing Commissioners International. He is also secretary of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.
Veterinarian Stephen Reed joined the Internal Medicine Service department at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington in January 2007 after he retired from Ohio State University as an emeritus professor. His career has been predominantly dedicated to teaching with emphasis on equine neurologic diseases.