EHV-1 Workshop and Webcast
College Hosts Special Workshop and Webcast to Addresses EHV-1 Outbreak
Colorado State University veterinarians hosted a community workshop on Monday,
June 27 to talk about how the recent equine herpesvirus-1 outbreak occurred, how
a similar outbreak may be prevented in the future, and what future research
could tell veterinarians and horse owners about why the disease is so
devastating to horses.
- Dr. Paul Lunn, an equine veterinarian and head of the Department of Clinical
Sciences. His research interests center on equine immunology and infectious
disease with a specific focus on equine influenza and EHV-1 infections. He
currently chairs the Research Advisory Committee of the Grayson-Jockey Club
Research Foundation and is a Past President of the American Association of
- Dr. Lutz Goehring is an equine veterinarian at CSU’s Veterinary Teaching
Hospital with a research focus on epidemiological and pathological aspects of
EHV as well as equine neurological disorders. He heads a team of CSU researchers
devoted to multiple aspects of infection including EHV, such as the pathogenesis
of the infections and how to prevent them.
- Dr. Jerry Black, a veterinarian and head of the Equine Sciences Program at CSU,
was heavily involved in the National Cutting Horse Association response to the
recent EHV-1 outbreak. The outbreak is believed to have begun at a cutting horse
event in Utah. Dr. Black is a board member of the association as well as Past
President of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and a current
board member of the American Horse Council.
View the presentation slides that correspond with the workshop.