Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Pennsylvania Horses

Three horses at a Bucks County farm have been euthanized due to neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture reported Dec. 24 that three horses at a Bucks County farm have been euthanized due neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection.

A memo from Manoel Tamassia, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s state veterinarian, stated that the farm is quarantined and has been since the first signs of disease were observed.

Further, Tamassia’s statements noted that trace back information indicates one of the three euthanized horses participated in a show in New Jersey 10 days before the onset of the disease.

“The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is in contact with the exposed farm and is monitoring for any signs of the disease,” the statement said

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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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