June 10, 2011
As part of an ongoing effort to prevent the spread of equine herpesvirus after an outbreak in May, School of Veterinary Medicine faculty members report that the California Department of Food and Agriculture has updated its guidelines regarding biosecurity at equine events.
Please visit the following website for information on biosecurity as well as alerts about this outbreak: California Department of Food and Agriculture
For general information about equine herpesvirus infections and diagnosis, please visit the Center for Equine Health "Current Topics" online.
The William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital offers medical, surgical, lameness, reproductive, and diagnostic services to horse owners and referring veterinarians in its Large Animal Clinic. Faculty specialists provide in-house expertise for hospitalized horses and make field calls to area horse owners. To make an appointment, call (530) 752-0290.