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Nebraska: Department of Ag releases horse premises from quarantines

LINCOLN, NE – State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes has released the horse premises that were quarantined last month after several cases of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) were confirmed across the nation.

“The horses that were quarantined were closely monitored by our staff and exhibited no signs or symptoms of the disease during the three-week quarantine,” said Dr. Hughes. “We continue to ask horse owners to remain vigilant and continue to follow biosecurity measures on their operations.”

The biosecurity measures that Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) suggests include: requiring individuals to wash their hands before and after contact with each horse; avoid contact with other horses; disinfect boots and change clothes that come into contact with horses other than your own; and isolate horses returning from shows for two to three weeks.

EHV-1 symptoms include: fever, decreased coordination, nasal discharge, urine dribbling, loss of tail tone, hind limb weakness, leaning against a wall or fence to maintain balance, lethargy, and the inability to rise. While there is no cure, the symptoms of the disease may be treatable.

Additional information about EHV-1 can be viewed at http://www.agr.ne.gov.

LINCOLN, NE – State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes has released the horse premises that were quarantined last month after several cases of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) were confirmed across the nation.

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“The horses that were quarantined were closely monitored by our staff and exhibited no signs or symptoms of the disease during the three-week quarantine,” said Dr. Hughes. “We continue to ask horse owners to remain vigilant and continue to follow biosecurity measures on their operations.”

The biosecurity measures that Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) suggests include: requiring individuals to wash their hands before and after contact with each horse; avoid contact with other horses; disinfect boots and change clothes that come into contact with horses other than your own; and isolate horses returning from shows for two to three weeks.

EHV-1 symptoms include: fever, decreased coordination, nasal discharge, urine dribbling, loss of tail tone, hind limb weakness, leaning against a wall or fence to maintain balance, lethargy, and the inability to rise. While there is no cure, the symptoms of the disease may be treatable.

Additional information about EHV-1 can be viewed at http://www.agr.ne.gov.

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