Outbreak Alert: July 25 & 26, 2021 – Equine Herpesvirus- CA and West Nile Virus, WA

July 25, 2021 Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic Sonoma County, CA Number Confirmed: 5; Number Suspected: 4; Number Exposed: 19 Facility Type: Showgrounds; Horse #1: Age: 6; Gender: Mare; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/23/2021; Clinical Signs: Hind-end Weakness, Limb edema, Nystagmus, Recumbency; Confirmation Date: 7/24/2021; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated; Horse #2: Age: 15; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/22/2021; Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Cranial Nerve Deficit, Fever, Neurologic Signs, Urine …

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Outbreak Alert: July 23, 2021 – Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic, Owyhee County, ID

Source: Idaho State Department of Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Number Exposed: 40; Facility Type: Farm; Gender: Mare; Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/20/2021; Clinical Signs: Recumbent, Unable to Stand;  Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Not Reported; Notes: The mare are was recumbent and unable to stand on 7/20/21. On 7/23, horse had recovered to the point of being able to stand and walk. No …

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Is Your Horse Safe in His Home? Attention to Details Can Save Your Horse

An aisleway between fences eliminates the problem of horses fighting across the fence and injuring themselves on the fencing.

Scenario one: An equine facility has a policy that riders must clean their horses’ hooves before leaving the arena to keep the barn aisle clean. A hoof pick hangs on a hook next to the arena gate. One day, while cleaning out her horse’s hooves, a woman’s horse reaches up …

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What are Wolf Teeth in Horses? Most Trainers Recommend Removal Before Training Begins

Wolf teeth are relatively small teeth of variable shapes and sizes that erupt in front of the first premolars. They are most commonly located on the upper jaw. Photo by Mary Delorey

Wolf teeth are relatively small teeth of variable shapes and sizes that erupt in front of the first premolar. They occur in about 70% of the equine population, males and females alike. They commonly appear at 6-18 months of age, sometimes later. Horses may have wolf teeth on one or …

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No Farrier, No Hoof, No Horse – How to Keep Your Farrier Coming Back

Your horse should be clean and in the barn at your scheduled appointment time. Photo by Kim Roe

Without well-maintained feet, a horse’s performance may decline. The feet can fall apart and the horse will become uncomfortable or flat-out lame. Riding is interrupted, and it’s really unpleasant to see our equine friends not moving or feeling their best. Your farrier plays a critical role in preserving your horse’s …

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