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