Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Under EHV Quarantine

On Jan. 16 a horse recently admitted to the hospital for non-neurologic signs tested positive for EHV-1.

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In many horses, fever is the only sign of EHV-1 infection, which can go undetected. | Photo by Alexandra Beckstett/The Horse

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, is under a self-imposed quarantine after a horse there tested positive for equine herpes myeloencephalitis (EHM).

New Bolton Center has canceled all elective equine appointments pending further instructions from the regional state veterinarian.

New Bolton Center will receive emergency equine or camelid (also susceptible to equine herpesvirus-1 or EHV-1) admissions only during this time. All cows, goats, sheep, or pig patients can be admitted and discharged without restriction. Field service operations are unaffected and the center will continue to receive appointments for non-equine animals. Reproductive services at the Hofmann Center are fully operational

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