Culpeper, Virginia, Horses Test Positive for EHV-1

One horse is recovering with supportive care while the other was euthanized. Both horses are from the same farm.

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Two Virginia horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) reported Aug. 15.

On Aug. 11, a horse from Culpeper which was exhibiting neurologic signs was transported to the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg. The horse was immediately isolated from the hospital population and has not come into contact with any other patients.

On Aug. 12, the VDACS Animal Health Lab in Warrenton confirmed a diagnosis of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). The horse remains isolated while undergoing supportive care.

On Aug. 14, a second horse from the same farm developed a fever and neurologic signs and was euthanized. The VDACS’ Animal Health Lab confirmed an EHV-1 diagnosis, and the farm has been quarantined

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