Thank you Jill Russell from the Land O’Lakes Purina Feed Company for the email updates on the EVH-1 outbreak. The following is the email we received from her on Friday.

EHV-1 Outbreak
June 3, 2011

The outbreak of EHV-1 in the western United States continues to be a concern for many. The USDA release a new situation report yesterday. Including a link to the new report as well as a summary below:

Summary Information on Current Situation (as of 06/02/2011). Items in red represent changes from the last situation report:

  • A total of 84 confirmed EHV-1 or EHM cases have been reported in 10 states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, NM, NV, OK, OR, UT, WA)
  • Of the 84 confirmed EHV/EHM cases, 58 cases are horses that were at the Ogden, Utah event.
  • There are 12 horses associated with this incident that are dead or have been euthanized.
  • There are 2 newly identified premises with suspect or confirmed cases identified this reporting period.

It is encouraged that everyone maintain their vigilance in safeguarding against exposure to EHV-1 and to continue to check in with event organizers for schedule changes or new requirements for horses entered in these events.


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