There has been a confirmed case of the EHV-1 (Equine Herpevirus -1) in Dane County, Wisconsin. In consulting with the State Veterinarian’s office, they are not currently restricting any horse shows or events in Wisconsin. However, as always, please consider taking biosecurity precautions when transporting your horses and bringing them back to your farm or stable.
We are adding a poster and biosecurity resources for your use. We are also including resources from the CA Department of Agriculture that has an extensive biosecurity information that will also deem helpful: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/Equine_Biosecurity.html .
For up to date information on the EHV virus in Wisconsin , contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection website at: http://datcp.wi.gov/Animals/Animal_Diseases/index.aspx .