Yesterday, we reported that one horse that had attended the LA February horse show had to be put down on Tuesday night after exhibiting symptoms potentially related to EHV-1. 
We have received the test results from the CDFA lab, and the test was positive for EHV-1. Our deepest condolences go out to the owner, trainer, and rider. 
We urge you to remain vigilant and stay closely connected to the CDFA Website for the most up-to-date information and updates. 
Basic biosecurity measures to follow to decrease potential disease spread at equine events include:
  • Limit horse-to-horse contact
  • Limit horse-to-human-to-horse contact
  • Avoid use of communal water sources
  • Avoid sharing of equipment unless thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses
  • Monitor your horse for clinical signs of disease and report any temperature over 102°F to a veterinarian
For all further updates, please visit the CDFA Website. If you have any information to report regarding EHV, please contact Katie Hatch with the California Department of Food and Agriculture at [email protected]