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Quarantine Lifted At Union County, N.J. Stable

April 10, 2018

WATCHUNG, N.J. — Watchung Stables can resume normal operations after two horses were sickened by the equine herpes virus and have since recovered.

The initial quarantine was initiated on March 16. after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). A few days later a second horse developed the respiratory form of the disease, according to the New Jersey ...

Watchung Stable Remains Closed Due to EHV-1 Quarantine

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable remains closed to the public as of April 6 after one of its a horses tested positive for the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), according to Union County, which owns and operates the stable inside of Watchung Reservation.

The virus does not affect humans and other domestic animals, with the exception of llamas ...

Use Caution & Common Sense When Vaccinating the Older Senior Horse

For anyone who owns a super senior horse (in their upper 20s and older) you might want to be conservative with your spring vaccines. 

"The best advice is to ask your vet what your horse really needs," says Laurie Cerny, editor of www.equineseniors.com.  "Once my older senior horses become pasture pets — not leaving the farm, or having exposure to new horses, they ...

Updated AAEP Biosecurity Guidelines Now Available

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published updated biosecurity guidelines to help minimize the occurrence and mitigate the spread of potential disease outbreaks.

The downloadable PDF file incorporates comprehensive information and step-by-step protocols in three distinct areas: identification of key personnel, important contacts and reference materials; routine ...

Second Horse Ill On Union County, N.J. Farm Already Quarantined

TRENTON, N.J. — A second horse test positive for the respiratory form of equine herpes at a Union County property already under quarantine by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

The initial quarantine was initiated on March 16. after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM).

According to the NJDA: The second horse had an elevated ...

Union County, N.J. Horse Farm Quarantined, 1st Case of EHM In State In '18

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has quarantined a property in Union County after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). EHM is the often deadly neurologic form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) infection. No recent movement had occurred at the index property prior to this case. 

The horse has been moved into the ...

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