Eight suspected cases of equine herpesvirus reported in Tennessee
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture recently received reports of at least eight suspected cases of the neurological form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in horses that participated in a trail ride in Tennessee. The Bucksnort Trail Ride, an event that drew approximately 100 horses from across the country, took place April 23-30 in Humphreys County.
The state veterinarian's office has obtained a list of participants from the event and is in the process of contacting them about the possibility of EHV-1 exposure. Horses that attended the event are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine whether to restrict their movements and by how much. No other trail rides and show events are affected at this time, Tennessee officials say, but they recommend that event organizers and participants take necessary precautions when planning or attending events.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has issued the following recommendations for horse owners who attended the Bucksnort Trail Ride: