NDSU Extension - Morton County


| Share

May 1, 2018



Managing Control
Dairy Judging
4-H Camp
Horse Stalling for 4-H Achievement Days
Camping for the Morton County Fair
County Events
EVM (Equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy)
4-H Achievement Day Packets

Managing Control of Animals with a photo is due May 1st.  

This week the dairy judging workout will be at Northern Lights Dairy.  They will meet at 6:30pm.  Please call Nathan or Marissa with any questions. 

4-H Camp registration is now open.  Camps will fill up fast so if you are considering a Horse Camp, register today.  Also, please see some new camps this year we are excited to offer.  Back by popular demand is Archery Camp and Fishing Camp.  The website to register is  https://www.ultracamp.com/clientlogin.aspx?idCamp=775&campcode=rtm&lang=en-Us&justsignedout=true

We will begin to take horse stalling registrations on May 1.  It is best if you log on to the link provided to complete the required information for your horse stalling.   Please note, we are not guaranteeing anyone inside stalling.  The link is www.tinyurl.com/2018HorseStalls

Camping will be open for the Morton County Fair on June 1.  I confirmed this with the camping committee yesterday.  You will need to go to www.mortoncountyfair.com  to reserve your camping.  We do not take camping reservations in the office.

Attached are some events in neighboring counties that might be of interest to you.  Horse shows, showmanship clinics, horse clinics there is something for everyone.

EVM(Equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy)
This is currently a hot topic amongst horse owners in North Dakota.  I copied this information right from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture website.  Please note the information from the State Vet.

EHM is caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and occasionally equine herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4). EHV-1 is not uncommon and can cause respiratory disease, abortion, neonatal death and rarely the neurologic form of the disease, EHM. Vaccines are available for the respiratory and reproductive forms of EHV-1. They do not reliably prevent the neurologic form (EHM), but may offer some level of protection. Vaccinating horses after exposure is not recommended.

“With summer coming, many horses will be moving to events around the region,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Susan Keller. “Care should be taken when co-mingling horses to minimize the chances of contracting the disease.”

EHV-1 can be spread through the air, contaminated equipment, clothing and hands. Biosecurity measures that can reduce the risk of spreading the disease include avoiding shared food or water containers and preventing nose-to-nose contact.

Out-of-state horses and other equines entering North Dakota for any length of time must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection.

“Certificates of veterinary inspection reduce the risk of introduction of clinical disease and help us better monitor the movement of equines into North Dakota,” said Dr. Keller. “We use that information to report disease risks and findings to veterinarians and horse owners in North Dakota.”

Although highly infectious and contagious among horses, EHV-1 poses no threat to human health.

Watch your mail the week of May 14 for your packet regarding Morton County 4-H Achievement Days. 

Hope everyone has a great week.

Karla Meikle
Extension Service /  Morton County
210 2nd Avenue NW
Mandan, ND 58554

p:   701.667.3340
fax: 701.667.3348







Creative Commons License
Feel free to use and share this content, but please do so under the conditions of our Creative Commons license and our Rules for Use. Thanks.