Please be alert if your horses competed at the Gardnertown show in Newburgh, NY
on Jan. 11-13. Late yesterday, the NYS Dept. of Ag. and Markets received
positive EHV-1 (Equine Herpesvirus) test results on a horse that was at this
show, and subsequently developed neurologic signs and a fever. The horse
returned home to NJ after the show, and within a few days became dull and
uncoordinated. At this time, the horse is still alive.
Any horses that were at this show should not travel until further notice, and
their contact with other horses on the property should be minimized. ALL horses
on these farms should have their temperature checked twice daily for a minimum
of 14 days, recorded in a log, and initialed. If T= 101.5 or higher, a
veterinarian should be contacted immediately for diagnostic sampling.