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ALERT Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1)

Suspect equine herpesvirus in British Columbia, August 24, 2021


Author: BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries

On August 24th, 2021 the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries became aware of a suspect case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection at...

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What is equine herpes virus and EHV-1?

Equine herpes virus is a common virus that occurs in horse populations worldwide. One of the virus’ most common strains is equine herpes virus type 1 (EHV-1) that’s known to cause respiratory diseases as well as outbreaks of abortions and neurologic disease. Western College of Veterinary Medicine

CURRENT EQUINE DISEASE OUTBREAK ALERTS AND INFORMATION - Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS) Equine Surveillance Network

Equine Disease Communication Center

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) is a US industry-driven initiative which works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. It provides information about cases of equine infectious diseases in the US, and includes some Canadian reports.

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