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Orlando Sentinel

Horses quarantined in Ocala after equine herpesvirus outbreak

A popular horse show in Ocala is under quarantine after six cases of equine herpesvirus were linked to the Marion County showground.

The Florida Department of Agriculture said last week that a quarantine had been issued for the entire venue hosting the Horse Shows in the Sun event, which draws 3,500 horses and their trainers to Ocala each year. The department has also quarantined areas from which horses exposed to the virus had traveled, including about a dozen farms across the state.

According to the state agency, the first case was discovered after a horse showed neurological signs Feb. 20.

The disease, which can be fatal for horses, cannot be passed to humans. The virus is spread through direct horse-to-horse contact or through indirect contact such as feed and water buckets, wipe rags and transportation trailers. Horses at the show will be monitored for signs of illness.

One farm in Seminole County — Brookmore Farm in Oviedo — was among those quarantined in late February. Peggy Stevens, a representative for the farm, said Sunday that her horses were in “unlucky tent No. 7″ along with the affected horse, though her horses are not showing signs of illness. They have agreed to keep the horses at home for 28 days. She will miss four shows but can continue to use the horses for riding lessons.

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» 14 Comments

  1. conservative cowgirl

    March 4th, 2013

    That horse should be forced to wear a “Scarlet Letter” on its headstall!

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  2. on the positive side.....

    March 4th, 2013

    Horse meat is being served in the UK.

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  3. Navy Squid

    March 4th, 2013

    Well, I guess we know what Sarah Jessica Parker has been up to!

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  4. The Mad German

    March 4th, 2013

    Mare or mare not be true, could be an equine Fluke?

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  5. aleon

    March 4th, 2013

    The old gray mare, She ain’t what she used to be.

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  6. Chalupa

    March 4th, 2013

    You just have to find the one that put the lip in Lipizzaner….

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  7. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 4th, 2013

    Makes me wonder if someone infected a few horses for money. And then it got out of control

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  8. Chalupa

    March 5th, 2013

    The Clydesdales have been afflicted with herpes for years Mary – what can you do…they’re hung like…well….

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  9. Reticent Rodent

    March 5th, 2013

     
  10. F.D.R. in Hell

    March 5th, 2013

    Q: What is 6th Place called at Belmont?

    A: Natchos BellGrande™

    :evil:

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  11. Eleanor in Hell

    March 5th, 2013

    Franklin, what’s a little horse meat in a fast-food meal matter, when the White House is full of horse sh!t?
    :eek:

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  12. Other Mike in Brazil

    March 5th, 2013

    I am sure there is a Sandra Fluke + Sequester joke in here somewhere ;-)

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  13. Carlos The Jackal

    March 5th, 2013

    Find the muslim groom, find your suspect…

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