Ik zal het hier maar neer zetten. Mocht het op de verkeerde plek staan dan zal een moderator het wel op de goede plek zetten.
Ik kreeg dit mailtje vandaag van een 'mede paardemens' en vond het toch wel belangrijk dat toch ook mensen in Nederland hier wat vanaf weten. Er worden paarden over de hele wereld verhandeld en dus ook uit Amerika vandaan.
Subject: [arabianpics] equine rhino virus outbreak in findlay- please
I know i don't post alot on the groups, but i thought any one in ohio
or the surronding area should know what is going on at our barn,
because we have no clue where this virus comes from. It is most
likely Equine Herpes Virus 1, also know as rhinopnuementitis. It is
the neuroloigic form of the virus, and has infected over 90% of our
barn in a weeks time. the fist sign we had a problem was the horses
started getting temps from 101 to 105.9, and some were lethargic but
had no other symptoms. we thought it was the flu. but in a weeks
time, the nurologic syptoms appeared. horses were staggering, losing
control of bladder and having muscle spasms, then they would fall, and
once down none so far have gotten back up. 9 were put down, 4 were
sent to OSU, and 2 of those died. 33 total have shown the nuerologic
symptoms, but this isn't over yet. there are about 10 horses in our
large arena that are living in there attached to twine from the
ceiling, so when they go down they don't do it in their stalls, it is
also easier to care for the worst ones all in one area. Seniors and
juniors and a team of vets are doing the nursing. I took the 10pm to
6am shift on sunday night, and i hope to never have to see such a
thing ever again. One horse was down during my shift, we had to roll
him over and get him to his feet every two hours, and he got and iv,
and two of us sat with him at all time, he died the next day, along
with 3 other horses that were all standing when we left at 6 am, and
were dead by noon. Vaccinate your horses, all of these horses are on
a full and complete vaccine scedule, and it still couldn't prevent
this from happening. i don't know what else to say, besides that i
loved each and every one of these horses, and now all i can do for
them is sit on deathwatch. i just wanted to share this, so others in
the horse community know about this new strain of rhino, and are able
to watch for sypmtoms, or maybe could tell me if they know of an
outbreak somewhere else.
the following article was in todays local paper:
Nine horses dead at UF equine facility
By DENISE GRANT
A suspected viral outbreak at the University of Findlay's equestrian
complex at 11178 County Road 201 has killed nine horses in the past
three days, prompting the university to quarantine the facility, and
another horse complex it owns on County Road 40.
The death toll among the valuable horses at the County Road 201
facility was expected to rise.
All local horse owners are also being advised to quarantine their own
barns until the exact cause of the sickness is known -- and known to
About 200 students from the university's equestrian program attended a
meeting Monday at the main campus, where they were told the status of
Instructor Julie Jewett had the grim task of reading the names of dead
and dying horses. Each name read was followed by mournful cries from
It is believed that nearly all of the 140 horses at the James L. Child
Jr. Equestrian Complex on County Road 201 are most likely infected
with the virus. This facility is for students who are studying English
Two horses were in "critical" condition late Monday night, nine were
in stable condition and two had just started to show symptoms.
Veterinarians for the University of Findlay said they suspect the
horses are dying of equine herpes virus, but are still waiting for
autopsy and culture results from Ohio State University. Those results
are expected to be available within the week.
The equine herpes virus is not a threat to humans or other animals.
Retired veterinarian C.R. Beckett, the chairman of the University of
Findlay's Board of Trustees, said the carnage on County Road 201 is
"devastating beyond belief and description."
Beckett said in his 35 years of equestrian medicine, he has never seen
anything like this.
If it is the equine herpes virus, Beckett said, it is a variant, or
mutant strain, that is attacking the central nervous system of the
horses. He said the equine herpes virus normally affects a horse's
Once the horses start showing symptoms, which mimic the flu, many die
within hours, Beckett said.
He said the virus was most likely brought into the complex by a horse
that carried the disease but was immune to it.
The complex on County Road 201 houses mostly European Warm Bloods, a
breed of horses known for show abilities. Many are thoroughbreds and
are quite valuable. They range in age from two years to 20 years, and
are owned by UF students, the university and others who bring their
horses to the facility for training.
The university's other equestian center, a western riding facility
called the Center for Equine and Pre-Veterinary Studies at 11613
County Road 40, houses more than 300 horses.
Dr. Greg Hass, a veterinarian for the University of Findlay, said the
worst may be over within the next two days.
Hass said the virus is most likely spread from horse to horse through
respiratory secretions. He said those who are working with horses
should wash their hands and clothes completely and disinfect their
boots. Equipment should not be shared between horses.
The university has moved all classes out of the County Road 201
equestrian complex until further notice. English riding students and
western riding students will also be separated during their classroom
studies, as an added precaution in making sure the virus doesn't
spread to the western riding facility.
PLEASE PASS ON TO ALL HORSE PEOPLE YOU KNOW...THANKS!!
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