BloodHorse.com Q&A on EHV-1

From Bloodhorse.com
Join BloodHorse.com on Thursday, March 14, at 2 p.m. EDT for a Live Q&A on Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Experts will address recent EHV-1 cases in North America and offer prevention and treatment information.

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is a highly contagious disease that can cause epidemic abortion in mares and respiratory and/or neurologic disease. The neurologic form is often lethal. In response to recent cases, including an outbreak at Hawthorne Racecourse and a confirmed fatal case at Santa Anita, our experts answer your EHV-1 questions.

Participating experts: Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is an associate professor of equine internal medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as chief of large animal medicine and section head of equine medicine and dentistry.

Dr. Rick Arthur has been Equine Medical Director for the California Horse Racing Board since 2006. In that capacity he oversees all aspects of equine health and safety for the regulatory body and for California racing.

Stephen Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, joined the Internal Medicine Service department at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky in Jan. 2007 after he retired from Ohio State University as an emeritus professor.