EHV-1 Reported in Two California Counties

Equids residing in Riverside and San Joaquin counties have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).
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The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has reported that equids in Riverside and San Joaquin counties have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

In a statement on its website, the department reported June 16 that a 12-year-old Quarter Horse gelding and a 12-year-old mule, both from Riverside County, attended Mule Days in Bishop, California, which took place May 17-26.

“After returning home, the Quarter Horse gelding spiked a fever of 106$deg;F on May 30 and exhibited neurologic signs on June 4 and confirmed positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of EHV-1,” the statement said. “The 12-year-old mule never spiked a fever and began coughing on June 2 but showed no other clinical signs.”

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