Calif., N.C. EHV-1 Quarantines Lifted

State animal health officials quaratined three premises in early to mid-January after confirming EHV-1.
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 State animal health officials in California and North Carolina have lifted quarantines on three premises where  horses had tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) last month. All three quarantines were put into place in early to mid-January.

North Carolina’s first EHV-1 case was confirmed on Jan. 5 when a horse residing in Rockingham County tested positive for the neurologic form of the virus. The mare was admitted to and quarantined at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and has since recovered.

On Feb. 9 the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services issued a statement indicating the month-long quarantine imposed on the mare’s home facility had been lifted, as no additional horses showed any signs of the virus

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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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