Outbreak Alert: July 28, 2021 – Strangles in Clark County, WA

Outbreak Alert: July 28, 2021 – Strangles in Clark County, WA Source: Washington State Veterinary Office Number Confirmed: 1; Facility Type: Private Facility; Notes: A horse at a private facility in Clark County has tested positive for Strangles. The premises in under a voluntary quarantine. For more information about Strangles go to the Strangles …

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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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Outbreak Alert: July 21, 2021 – Strangles in King County, WA

Source: Washington State Veterinary Office Number Confirmed: 1; Number Suspected: 2; Notes: A horse at a farm in King County has tested positive for Strangles. The owner is working with a veterinarian and practicing biosecurity recommendations. For more information about Strangles go to the Strangles factsheet.  All information is sourced …

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House Lawmakers Introduce H-2B Reform Bill

This summer, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers, led by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), introduced the “H-2B Returning Worker Exception Act of 2021” (H.R. 3897). This bill would reform the outdated H-2B guest worker program by exempting “returning workers” from the federal government’s stringent cap of 66,000 workers per year. …

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Book Review – Anne Kursinski’s Riding and Jumping Clinic

Olympian Anne Kursinski’s acclaimed book on riding horses over fences delivers on-target counsel and the kind of sophisticated, quality instruction you can only get in top barns around the world. Let this medal-winning international competitor show you “how it’s done” with step-by-step descriptions of 20 exercises to improve your position, …

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