EHV-1 Information and Resources

In light of recent cases of EHV-1 in the United States the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Animal industry has issues a statement April 6, 2021:

“The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Animal Industry, is monitoring and aware of the EHV-1 Respiratory Quarantine in effect at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Tent 17 issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See EDCC alert issued 4/5/2021 (Alert ID# 2021). At this time, New York State does not have any EHV-1 cases or quarantines as a result of the situation at WEF. Horses returning to New York are strongly advised to have a 72 hour health certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian prior to importation. Horses returning to New York should be isolated, have their temperatures taken twice daily, and be monitored for signs of respiratory illness for the next 2 weeks. This is basic biosecurity that should be implemented upon return from travel from any equine event. Please contact your veterinarian if your horse has a fever over 101.5, signs of respiratory illness or you have any other concerns. 

EHV Disease Information and Basic Biosecurity Information:

You can find the original statement by following this link:


American Association of Equine Practitioners:

Bio Security Video:

Disease Information:


Brieanna Hughes
NYS 4-H Equine Youth Specialist/ Extension Resource Educator, Saratoga County
518-885-8995 ext. 2206

Last updated April 8, 2021