ALERT Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1)

Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack has now confirmed a total of 27 cases of EHM


Twenty-seven horses are confirmed positive for the neuropathic strain of EHV-1 at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario

Testing at the Canadian horse racing track following two confirmed cases revealed additional equine herpesvirus-1 positives.


The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that following testing of all 59 horses in Barn 12 at Woodbine Racetrack, in Ontario, Canada, 27 horses are now confirmed positive for the neuropathic strain of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). The affected horses have either been isolated or sent to Ontario Veterinary College for treatment. One horse was euthanized due to the severity of its clinical signs... <more>

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


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