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I would like to start off by saying I have not been posting on my blog for a while and hope you forgive me for that I have been trying to adjust to losing my father for a while now and It has been very difficult for me. So in saying that I would like to dedicate this site in honer of him. the greatest man I have ever known .
A few days ago on February 2nd was the anniversary of his passing.
I grieve for him each day as I am sure anyone who has lost someone does.
But from this day forward I know he is at rest and in a better place. And he would not want me to be so sad and not keep up with what I had started. So with some new products listed on my site and hard work I will not be absent from you any longer
With this shared, I feel I should get back to work. Sharing news and information on great products and places to find all your horse needs, and even some of your favorite hobby parts and toys has been the goal of LindaMartinRecommends. Along with special events you may enjoy going to with your family and friends; plus some show dates for different states
So make sure you take a few minutes, look about and share what you find. There is always someone looking for something special that they need for their horse and we have all new types of Bitless Bridles and custom saddles and handmade leather goods and if you can’t fine it here .
Just ask us and we will help you solve your need. Even a barn if you need that or a trainer for some help with your favorite friend
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another update from the Douglas Dispatch
Another two horses test positive for virus
BY DANA COLE
Wick News Service
Published/Last Modified on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 11:06 AM MDT
SIERRA VISTA Two more Arizona horses have tested positive for equine herpes virus, or EHV-1, one with the EHM or neurological variant, according to a local equine veterinarian.
Dusti Prentice, whose practice is Southern Arizona Equine, sent an email to her clients on Saturday advising them of Arizona’s latest two confirmed cases. The virus was first reported at a cutting horse competition in Ogden, Utah, in late April and has spread to other states from a few horses that contracted it at that event. The spread of the virus has been somewhat contained through coordinated quarantine efforts and widespread event cancellations throughout western states.
“The state and USDA vets are not releasing the location of the positive cases,” Prentice said. “This is the second confirmed EHM case in Arizona.”
The first confirmed EHM case occurred in a horse from the Prescott area that was exposed at the Utah event.
The National Cutting Horse Association notified state animal health officials of horses from their state that were entered in the event and may have been exposed to the virus. In turn, state animal health ?officials contacted the owners of the potentially exposed horses. Exposed horses have been isolated and monitored for clinical signs of EHV-1.
While the number of confirmed EHV-1 cases across western states continues to drop, Prentice said the decrease could be because some people are reluctant to test due to the cost. The United States Department of Agriculture posts weekly reports on its website, www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/ehv, in order to keep concerned horse owners updated on the number of cases and which states are experiencing outbreaks. Those weekly reports are expected to continue for another six to eight weeks.
“The USDA did an excellent job of limiting the spread of the virus through identifying and quarantining the affected or exposed horses,” Prentice said.
While it seems the outbreak is on the decline, intermittent cases across the western United States continue to be reported, she added. Despite the occurrences, horse competitions and events are beginning to be rescheduled, some as early as mid to late June, Prentice said.
When traveling with horses, Prentice is urging horse owners to observe such bio-security protocols as refraining from sharing water or feed buckets, tack or brushes between horses. In addition, nose-to-nose contact between horses should be avoided. Wash hands often or use sanitizers when handling horses from different stables. Horses should be monitored for signs of illness, to include decreased appetite, fever of 101 or higher, depressed attitude, uncoordinated movements or nasal discharge.
For those who plan to travel to other states, a health certificate may be required when transporting horses across state lines. It’s best to check with state veterinarians to see what restrictions or requirements are in place.
All those with questions about the virus, or with concerns about their own horses, should contact their veterinarian.
Prentice can be reached at 520-678-5566 or by going to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following information is the most current EHV-1 incidence update provided by the United States Department Agriculture.
Primary exposed horses exposed at the Ogden, Utah, event: 32 EHV-1 cases; 26 EHM or neurologic cases; and 10 dead or euthanized cases.
Secondary and tertiary exposed horses: 23 EHV-1 cases; seven EHM cases; and two dead or euthanized cases.
To date, 19 states are reporting horses with primary exposure to EHV-1 after participating in the Utah event, for a total 421 exposed animals. Of that number, 40 are EHV-1 suspect cases, 32 are EHV-1 confirmed cases, six are suspect EHM or neurological cases, 26 are EHM confirmed cases and 10 horses are dead or euthanized.
In Arizona: There have been 33 primary exposed horses (horses exposed at the Utah event), with four suspect cases of EHV-1; two confirmed cases of EHV-1; two suspect cases of the EHM or neurological variant; one confirmed case of EHM; and one dead or euthanized cases.
Virus outbreak cancels horse events in state
this is a copy of a news broadcast given to me by the Editor of the Douglas Dispatch, please be sure to read it.
Virus outbreak cancels horse events in state
BY DANA COLE
Wick News Service
Published/Last Modified on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 11:06 AM MDT
SIERRA VISTA An outbreak of the neurologic form of Equine Herpes Virus has caused widespread cancellations of horse events across several western states.
In an effort to keep the virus from spreading, event organizers are canceling competitions while veterinarians advise horse owners to refrain from traveling with their horses.
The outbreak has been traced to horses that attended the National Cutting Horse Association Western National Championship event in Ogden, Utah, from April 29 to May 8. To date, the Arizona Department of Agriculture is reporting one confirmed Arizona case of EHV-1 in a horse from Prescott. The horse was euthanized after showing severe neurological symptoms.
The virus is spread through airborne transmission, horse-to-horse contact, by contact with nasal secretions from infected horses and is carried on hands, clothing and equipment.
“Unfortunately, this outbreak hit at a time of year when there are a lot of horse events going on across the state,” said Lucinda Earven, an equine veterinarian out of Whetstone who owns a mobile practice. While there have been no reports of the virus in southern Arizona, Earven has two clients in two different areas of the county whose horses were in Prescott, where the Arizona case was diagnosed.
“I’ve told both clients to keep their horses at home and monitor their temperatures. There is no vaccine for this, so people have been voluntarily avoiding events where there are congregations of horses.”
With no vaccine, isolation is the primary preventive recommendation veterinarians are offering horse owners. And they’re paying attention.
In southern Arizona, the Marana Rodeo which was scheduled this weekend has been canceled, as well as the Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association all-breed horse show in Tucson.
Closer to home, the annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show, an event that would have been celebrating its 75th anniversary at the Sonoita fair grounds in Santa Cruz County from May 26 through May 29, also has been called off, said Kathee Martin, a show committee member.
While highly contagious to horses, burros, mules, llamas and alpacas, the virus poses no threats to humans.
Veterinarian Nancy Leverenz, who owns All Creatures Veterinarian Service out of Benson, says her practice has been receiving numerous calls from horse owners with questions and concerns.
Clinical signs of the disease include respiratory problems, hind-leg weakness or paralysis, decreased coordination, nasal discharge and fever, Leverenz said.
“If you have a horse that you think is sick, isolate the horse and practice good isolation techniques,” she added. “Feed that horse last; wash your hands well before handling other horses and use separate buckets, blankets and brushes on the sick horse.”
The following neurologic Equine Herpes Virus update is provided by the American Association of Veterinary Practitioners.
• Owners of horses known to have been exposed in this incident have been contacted by the appropriate state animal health officials.
• Suspect and confirmed cases are under voluntary or state quarantine.
• Known exposed horses are under voluntary or state quarantine.
• There have been a total of 34 confirmed cases in nine states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Texas Utah and Washington.
• Of the 34 confirmed cases, 33 cases are horses that were at the Ogden, Utah, National Cutting Horse Championships.
• Seven horses associated with this incident have been euthanized.
For information, go to the Arizona Department of Agriculture website at a www.azda.gov or call 602-542-4293.