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AHP Newsgroup: presents a Special Edition of Ask The Vet Live, "EHV-1 Horse Health Alert"


Contact: Monica Marrs
Blood-Horse Publications
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Lexington, Ky. – March 5, 2013- will present “EHV-1 Horse Health Alert," a special edition of Ask The Vet Live Q&A on Thursday, March 7, at 8 p.m. EST, sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Experts will address current EHV-1 cases in North America and offer information that can help protect horses from the potentially fatal disease. Attendees can submit questions to be answered by the experts prior to and during the live presentation by visiting or by email at

Presenting this Ask The Vet Live event will be:

Robert MacKay, BVSc (Dist), PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a professor of large animal clinical sciences and large animal internal medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. His research interest focuses on equine neurology, anhidrosis, and endotoxemia.

Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is an associate professor of equine internal medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as chief of large animal medicine and section head of equine medicine and dentistry. His research focuses on selected aspects of equine infectious diseases, with an emphasis on epidemiology, clinical disease understanding, diagnostics, prevention, and treatment..

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