Colorado Department of Agriculture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2011
Confirmed in Two Colorado Horses
Tips for Protecting Colorado Horses
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture continues to investigate the spread of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) within the state.
Disease Update as of 11am, 5/16/2010
2 confirmed cases of equines with EHV-1.
6 additional exposed horses are showing clinical signs of EVH-1.
Currently horses in four different counties (Boulder, Larimer, Mesa, and Weld) are being investigated for the disease and are under hold or quarantine orders.
One horse, which tested positive for EHV-1, was euthanized after showing severe neurological signs associated with the disease. A second horse was euthanized with similar symptoms but test results have not been confirmed at this point. The others are currently under treatment by veterinarians and in biosecure locations.