Articles posted May 19, 2011

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Preakness Stakes Likely Not Affected by EHV-1 Outbreak

In light of the upcoming running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) would like to assure equine enthusiasts that there are no known horses in Maryland associated with the regional outbreak of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) traced to the National Cutting Horse Association's...

EHV-1 Outbreak: Number of Confirmed Cases Rising

It's been nearly a week since the first indications of a neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak began to surface, and the outbreak shows no signs of slowing down. Veterinarians have been confirming new cases of neurologic EHV-1 daily in the western United States and Canada. The National Cutting Horse Association's (NCHA) Western National...

Understanding & Practicing Biosecurity on Horse Farms

Biosecurity is a big word that many livestock owners don't fully understand. Let's break it down: Bio means life; biology is the study of life; and biosecurity is a term that literally means securing life. In the agricultural context we often hear government officials talk about biosecurity with the U.S. food supply (i.e., protecting U.S. citizens...

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