Statewide – The Nevada Department of Agriculture and State Veterinarian JJ Goicoechea recommend all Nevada equine events scheduled for this weekend be canceled or postponed, especially in southern Nevada. The recommendation comes in light of statewide exposure to Equine Herpes Virus – Type 1 (EHV-1) and is in an effort to slow the spread of the disease.
“Our recommendation is based on the likelihood of statewide exposure at an event March 8-10 in Fernley, and we are coordinating with event managers to take every precaution to mitigate continued spread,” Dr. Goicoechea said.
Three horses have tested positive for EHV-1 and several horse facilities have been quarantined in Clark County. The horses that have tested positive were at competitions in Pahrump and Fernley in recent weeks.