Another EHV Case Confirmed in King County, Washington

The Washington State Veterinarian’s Office has quarantined a King County facility after a horse tested positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1.

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

The Washington State Veterinarian’s Office has received a report of a case of non-neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in a King County horse, the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported June 13.

“The horse is in isolation and the facility is currently under quarantine,” the EDCC said. “Strict equine biosecurity is in place.”

Earlier this year, several other facilities in King County were quarantined after resident horses tested positive for EHV-1. Those quarantines have since been released

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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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