TheHorse.com's live webinar event, "Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Outbreak: What Horse Owners Need to Know," is now archived and available to view for free.
The current outbreak of the sometimes fatal neurologic disease caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in several Western states and Canada has generated widespread concern throughout the horse industry. How many horses are really affected in this outbreak? Is this a new, mutated form of the virus? What are the signs that tell you a horse has EHV-1? Will affected horses recover? How can horse owners and veterinarians work together to prevent the disease from spreading? These questions and many more were answered in this timely webinar presented by TheHorse.com and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health.
This session was presented by:
Paul Morley, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, Professor and Section Head for Population Health in the Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) and Director of Biosecurity for CSU's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He also holds a joint appointment as Professor of Epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health. Major focuses for his professional and research activities include using analytical epidemiology to improve our understanding of infectious diseases in animals, improving infection control and biosecurity to manage health risks that are important in veterinary medicine and public health, and investigating the ecology of antimicrobial resistance in animals.
Craig Barnett, DVM, is a senior equine technical services veterinarian for Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. Prior to joining Intervet in 2000, Barnett founded Heritage Animal Hospital in 1989, building a successful equine/small-animal practice south of Kansas City, Mo. Since 1992 Barnett has been a guest speaker on various equine health topics at universities and equine events.
Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.