EHV-1 Update in Colorado

FROM: Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office
EHV-1 update (as of 5/28/14)

There have been no new EHV-1 affected premises in Colorado. The quarantine is still in place at the affected stable in Rio Grande County. The second positive horse is still being monitored and is under quarantine. It no longer has a fever and continues to show no signs of neurological disease at this time. 

No additional movement restrictions have been put in place for horses moving into or within Colorado. Horses moving into Colorado are required to have a certificate of veterinary inspection / health certificate issued within the last 30 days and a negative Equine Infectious Anemia test (Coggins Test) within 1 year. Specific horse events may require more recent health certificates and other requirements, so event participants are encouraged to contact the event manager prior to leaving for equine events to get updated entry requirements. 

Horse owners who have questions about any horses that are showing suspicious clinical signs should contact their local veterinarian. Veterinarians should contact the State Veterinarian’s Office if clinical signs are suggestive of EHV or if EHV is confirmed in any of their client’s horses. 

Equine event organizers and horse owners should remain vigilant, use good disease prevention practices, and watch for any unusual clinical signs in their horses.

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