Equine Herpesvirus-1 Updates

We're watching the Equine Herpesvirus-1 updates closely, so stay tuned to our sites and our sister sites for all the latest.

The staff atSpin To Win Rodeo, one of EquiSearch’s sister magazines,is based in Colorado, and we’re closely following the Equine Herpesvirus-1 outbreak. Team ropings across the state have been canceled because of the Equine Herpesvirus-1 outbreak, and even more events are in a wait-and-see mode before canceling.


Remember to stick with trusted sources in this hectic time. We’ll do our best to keep you updated with as many reliable sources on Equine Herpes Virus-1 as we can. Here our some of our best resources:

  • UPDATE (6/10/11) Oregon Dept. of Agriculture now clear horse owners in Oregon and most of the Pacific Northwest free to haul to any and all horse shows and events in the area, the department believes the virus to be contained but still advise limiting the sharing of feed or water buckets as well as bits. Horse Herpes under control ? Horse Shows safe again
  • UPDATE(6/9/11) National Cutting Horse Association Days cancelled as precationary measure. Equine herpes puts horse show out to pasture
  • UPDATE (6/8/11) USDA releases report indicating 0 newly infected premises. Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) Situation Report June 8, 2011
  • UPDATE (6/3/11) Reno Rodeo Association enforces strict measures to protect attending horses from EHV-1 virus exposure. Reno Rodeo’s No Fear Policy
  • UPDATE (5/31/11) California reports another new care of EHM caused by EHV-1. California Department of Food and Agriculture EHV Update.
  • UPDATE (5/26/11) EQUUS is hosting a live webchat with its medical director, Dr. Joe Bertone. Sign up here: Understanding EHV-1: Expert insight into the outbreak from EQUUS.
  • UPDATE (5/23/11) The Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo in Moab, Utah, June 2-4, issued new protocols for upcoming rodeo in response to the disease outbreak: Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo EVH-1 protocols.
  • UPDATE (5/23/11) The WSTR released another statement on the outbreak today: EHV: The Good News and Bad News.
  • UPDATE (5/20/11) The PRCA has issued a second update on the EHV-1 outbreak, with tips for rodeo committees and contestants: Click here to read more.
  • UPDATE ?(5/20/11) The World Series of Team Roping released an optimistic statement on the EHV-1 outbreak: EHV Looking Much Better.
  • UPDATE (5/19/11) Downloadable PDF from EQUUS on EHV-1.
  • UPDATE (5/19/11) from the Wyoming Livestock Board on new interstate travel requirements. “Due to concern over the recent Equine Herpes Virus 1 neurologic situation in several western states, the Wyoming Livestock Board will immediately begin requiring an official certificate of veterinary inspection within 72 hours of entry into Wyoming for imported Equine. The certificate must include the temperature recorded for each horse listed.”
  • UPDATE (5/18/11) from the PRCA says it’s “conducting business as usual with our sanctioned events and will continue to do so until we hear credible information from state animal health officials that indicates a need to revisit the situation.”
  • UPDATE (5/18/11) map of areas across North America affected by Equine Herpesvirus-1: Mapping the Virus: The EHV Outbreak from Space, According to Google.
  • UPDATE (5/17/11) The United States Team Roping Championships released the following statement monitoring the EHV-1 situation: EHV-1 Updates.
  • UPDATE (5/17/11) from the?Colorado State Department of AgricultureNew Travel Requirements for Horses Entering Colorado:?Standard requirements for horses entering Colorado include a health?issued certificate within 30 days of their arrival and a negative?Coggins test within 12 months. The new requirement consists of a?permit?to enter the state.?Horse owners who wish to bring their horse into?Colorado must first call their veterinarian. That veterinarian can then?contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s?Office at (303) 239-4161 and request a permit number. That number would?then be included on the health certificate.
  • UPDATE (5/17/11) Our sister publication, EQUUS, just posted this need-to-know fact sheet on EHV-1: Equine Herpesvirus-1 Fact Sheet.
  • UPDATE (5/17/11) The PRCA just issued this release on the Equine Herpesvirus-1 outbreak: PRCA Livestock Welfare News Animal Health Alert.
  • UPDATE (5/16/11) One of our bloggers, Fran Jurga, is frequently updating her site with the latest on the outbreak.
  • UPDATE (5/16/11) Here’s a quick info sheet from the USDA that can further help you make sense of this: Click here.