The Connecticut Horse Council, Inc.

CHC Alert EHV UConn Quarantine January 9 2007

CHC has received information from both the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, and the University of Connecticut Storrs campus regarding an outbreak of the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) on campus.

Currently, the University has quarantined its 72 horse herd in order to stop the spread of this virus. It should be noted that EHV is not transmissible to humans. The quarantine is expected to remain in place for approximately 3 weeks from the date of the last EHV case.

The scheduled sale of rescued horses that was being held by the Department of Agriculture has been postponed. The sale will be rescheduled after the quarantine is lifted. The rescued horses are not housed at UConn and have had no exposure to the virus.

To view the full release, and other updates, please visit the CHC website at www.cthorsecouncil.org

CHC is also still monitoring the EHV quarantine at Fairfield Equine Associates.

Please be aware that CHC will make all information available to our members as we have it, and we will continue to remain in close communication with the Department of Agriculture. Should you have questions about EHV, please contact your veterinarian. If you have questions about this alert, please contact CHC President Amy Stegall legislation@cthorsecouncil.org . You may also contact state veterinarian Dr. Mary Jane Lis at 860-713-2505.

  Dept. Of Agriculture Release PDF | UCONN Press Release PDF