The quarantine ended on 3/6/15 for the farm in Prior Lake. This incident was an excellent example of early detection, isolation and biosecurity to contain an infectious and contagious disease. Please remember that EHV1 is a disease that can affect any horse at any time by re-activation of latent virus.
The horses from the farm that was affected are now free to travel and go about normal equine activities. I expect that the equine community will welcome these horses at all equestrian activities. Veterinarians can and will write health certificates for these horses to travel. Any misunderstandings about EHV1 should be discussed with your veterinarian. Last year, many individuals in our equine community were treated like "toxic waste" by some members of our equine community. This type of behavior is unjustified and inappropriate. Please feel free to call if you have any questions about EHV1. Dr. Bruce Viren 952.447.4118