Colorado Equine Herpes Virus Update


On May 14, The Jurga Report shared a warning from the Colorado Department of Agriculture about a confirmed diagnosis of Equine Herpes Virus in a horse that had been recently moved to the state from Iowa. On Friday, the agency issued an update, which should be good news to everyone; it is reproduced here as provided:

Equine transport into and out of Colorado should not be affected by a recent case of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) in the state, according to a statement on Friday. Normal regulations will still apply, however. Photo by Jan Glas.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is continuing to investigate and monitor horses exposed to one horse with a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) within the state.

The isolated horses are still being monitored and are not showing any clinical signs of EHV-1. No new cases of illness have been diagnosed and all the horses remain free of clinical signs.

The State Veterinarian is not recommending any movement or event restrictions. Horses entering Colorado will simply need a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and a Negative EIA test within the last 12 months.

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