All Equine Events Cancelled In Nevada After Additional EHV-1 Cases Confirmed

Dr. JJ Goicoechea, the Nevada State Veterinarian, has confirmed two additional cases of EHV-1 in Clark County, Nevada. This has resulted in two additional premises being placed under quarantine. Goicoechea has requested that all equine events in Nevada be cancelled or postponed for the upcoming week.

The initial quarantine was for horses that competed at the Nevada State High School Rodeo Feb. 22-24 in Pahrump. It is now believed that additional exposure may have occurred at a rodeo in Fernley on March 8-10.

All horse owners are urged to not travel and to monitor their horses closely for fever or other signs of disease for the next 14 days. Biosecurity measures such as avoiding common areas where horses mingle such as hitching rails and wash racks and completing farm chores by caring for healthy animals first and ill or recovering horses last, should remain in place.

Read more at the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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