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Thursday, May 19, 2011

EVH-1 Update

     As of May 25, 2011, Dr. David Fly, DVM, New Mexico State Veterinarian states: "It appears that the outbreak is under control; however due to additional exposures either at other events or horses that were exposed, but have not been identified, it has been determined that an additional 7 – 10 days is needed before normal equine movement can resume."

     There have been 9 reported deaths from EHV-M since the outbreak began in the first week of May.  One horse has been euthanized in New Mexico and there are three other reported cases at this time.  In all there have been 55 cases of EHV-1 reported in the western United States and Canada with the majority of the horses recovering and only the 9 cases exhibiting neurological symptoms (EHV-M). 

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