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HORSE OWNERS JITTERY AS DEADLY NEW EQUINE VIRUS REACHES CALIFORNIA

29 cases confirmed in U.S. including 13 in CA

 

Local horse shows cancelled, state quarantines imposed to stop spread

May 19, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Horses from across the West were exposed to a deadly new form of Equine Herpes Virus at a Utah horse show. There is no vaccine for Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), which is caused by Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). The disease, which results in neuorological symptoms, is highly contagious and often fatal. 

 

So far, the virus has not been reported in San Diego. But local horse experts are concerned—and horse owners are advised to take precautions.

HORSING AROUND IN EAST COUNTY: NEW HORSE CAMP HAS SUCCESSFUL OPENING


East County News Service

October 23, 2010 (Sacred Rocks) -- The inaugural horse camp experience launched October 15-17 at Sacred Rocks Horse Camp, with several participants and many horses visiting for a complementary weekend. “Riding, sitting around the campfire telling tales, and the Saturday night barbeque brought to mind the lifestyle of the old west when time seemed meaningless while folks were enjoying their days,” said Sharon Courmousis, owner of Scared Rocks Reserve and the new Sacred Rocks Horse Camp.

RUNAWAY HORSES READY FOR NEW HOMES: COUNTY ACCEPTING ADOPTION APPLICATIONS STARTING TODAY

 

April 8, 2010 (San Diego)--Horses that ran rampant through the streets of Chula Vista are ready to be placed into new homes. No owner has come forward to claim the animals, which are being held at the County shelter in Bonita. Since no one has claimed the horses, County Animal Services will begin accepting applications for adoption today through April 17.

Contrary to early reports, these are not “wild” horses and all of them are easy to handle, Animal Services has concluded. The Department does not know if the horses have ever been ridden, but they certainly are comfortable around people.

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