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OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital Reopens!

Saturday, March 7 2015

Official News Release

(Stillwater, Okla., March 6, 2015) – The Equine Service of the OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital is now open. We will receive emergency cases this weekend, and equine referrals and routine appointments may be scheduled starting Monday, March 9, 2015.

The equine hospital has been completely disinfected following the relocation of one patient confirmed with the neuropathogenic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1). This patient continues to be managed at an offsite bio-secure location and is improving neurologically. Serial testing has documented this horse is no longer shedding EHV-1.

Other horses that were in isolation have completed antiviral therapy and tested negative for EHV-1 on multiple weekly surveillance samples. These horses are expected to be discharged from isolation to their homes early next week.

Oklahoma State University faculty members have collectively spent more than a decade studying neuropathogenic EHV-1 in horses. They have used their knowledge, expertise and skills to safely and appropriately manage this incident.

OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital always has the best interest of its patients and clients at the forefront. Thank you for your patience during our brief closure which allowed us to successfully manage this incident. Owners can make an appointment by calling (405) 744-7000, press 2 for large animal assistance.


Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success.  OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma.  One of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, it is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals.  It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association.  OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a brighter future and building a brighter world for all.  As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high quality teaching, research and outreach.  As America’s Healthiest Campus, OSU is committed to the health and well-being of its students, employees and the community. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.

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