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Saskatoon horse diagnosed with EHV-1

December 28th, 2019

Diagnostic tests have confirmed that a Saskatoon-area horse with neurologic disease is a positive case of equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1) — a common virus that causes respiratory disease as well as outbreaks of neurologic disease and abortions in horse populations worldwide. The ill horse is in isolation at Sandhills Stables, a boarding stable near Saskatoon, Sask. Its owners have placed …

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DVM medical kit

EHV-1 case dies of other health issues

A Saskatoon-area horse that was diagnosed with the neurologic form of equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1) has been humanely euthanized after developing other health issues. The horse was the first of two local equine patients diagnosed with EHV-1 in the past two weeks. Veterinarians from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) were providing treatment and supportive care for the …

March 31st, 2016 Full story »

Educational event focuses on EHV-1

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s (WCVM) Veterinary Medical Centre will host a free, public awareness session to discuss equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 24. WCVM experts will be on hand to discuss different aspects of the disease and to answer questions. “We would like to give science-based information to horse owners, trainers …

March 18th, 2016 Full story »

EHV-1 confirmed in horse near Saskatoon

Equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1) has been confirmed in a horse with neurologic disease being boarded at a stable near Saskatoon. EHV-1 is a common equine virus to which nearly all horses are exposed during their lifetime. EHV-1 usually causes mild respiratory disease, but in some cases, the virus can spread to other parts of the body. In rare cases, …

March 17th, 2016 Full story »

Equine specialists to visit B.C. horseowners

Specialists from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will meet with horse enthusiasts in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley during an evening of equine education on Wednesday, March 14. The event, which begins at 7:00 p.m. and is followed by a reception, will take place at the Creekside Theatre in Winfield, B.C. Local veterinarians, horse owners and riders of all …

March 08th, 2012 Full story »

Trevor Hook tests hooves on an equine patient.

WCVM clinic reopens to horses

The Western College of Veterinary Medicineat the University of Saskatchewan is now accepting all equine patients at its Large Animal Clinic — ending an eight-day suspension of non-emergency equine clinical services to control the risk of equine herpes virus type 1 (EHV-1) infection. Veterinarians reopened the clinic’s doors to horses at 8:00 a.m. on June 29 after multiple clinical examinations …

June 29th, 2011 Full story »

equine ward, WCVM VMC

WCVM suspends equine clinical services

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Large Animal Clinic at the University of Saskatchewan is not accepting any non-emergency equine patients to control the potential spread of equine herpes virus type 1 (EHV-1) infection. The WCVM voluntarily suspended its equine clinical services on June 21 following the confirmed diagnosis of EHV-1 in a horse from the Saskatoon area that was …

June 22nd, 2011 Full story »

WCVM veterinarians to give horse health talks

Three clinicians at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will give valuable horse health information to horse owners and breeders on Saturday, March 7, during the Saskatchewan Horse Federation’s annual conference in Saskatoon, Sask. (March 6 to 8). The WCVM clinicians are part of the conference’s Horse Owners and Industry Workshop on Saturday at Saskatoon’s Hilton Garden Inn: • …

March 03rd, 2009 Full story »

Dr. Luca Panizzi.

Horse Health Lines: Summer 2008

The Summer 2008 issue of Horse Health Lines is now available online. Please click here to download your own copy of the Equine Health Research Fund’s publication. Here’s an overview of what you will find in this issue: • EHRF COVERS THE WEST: Read all about the Equine Health Research Fund’s latest promotions and how you can support the College’s matching …

June 26th, 2008 Full story »

Two horses at Goodale Farm

EHV information seminar to be held in Regina

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Hugh Townsend of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will give horse owners the facts about equine herpes virus during a public information seminar on Tuesday, April 22, in Regina, Sask. The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan Inc. (FACS) is organizing the free, two-hour evening session in partnership with WCVM and the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical …

April 16th, 2008 Full story »