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Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) / Equine Biosecurity

*Important Notice to Horse Owners:

Nebraska has not implemented any additional commerce or import requirements on horse movement at this time. This status could change, and it would be prudent for horse owners to check this website prior to their date of travel to check for update.

NDA encourages all horse producers to follow biosecurity measures on their operations, including: requiring individuals to wash their hands before and after contact with each horse; avoid contact with other horses; disinfect boots and change clothes that come into contact with horses other than your own; isolate horses returning from shows or events for 2-3 weeks.

link icon USDA Equine Biosecurity Brochure

link icon USDA Equine Herpesvirus recommendations for exposure

link icon USDA Equine Herpesvirus Factsheet

link icon Biosecurity recommendations for Horse Show/Event Managers - UC Davis

link icon Equine Herpesvirus FAQs - American Association of Equine Practitioners

link icon A Guide to Understanding the Neurologic Form of EHV Infection

link icon Press Release - State Veterinarian Encourages Horse Owners, Horse Shows/Exhibitions to Follow Biosecurity Measures to Protect Against EHV

Here are some tools to help you keep your horse healthy as horses move around to different events.

link icon Equine Biosecurity Risk Calculator for horse owners (Equine Guelph)

link icon California Department of Food & Agriculture Biosecurity Toolkit for Equine Events

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