EHV in Virginia: Cases Confirmed in Hanover County
The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported Jan 10 that three Virginia horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on Jan. 9.
“The infected horses reside on a pleasure horse farm (index farm) in Hanover County,” the EDCC said. “Two horses were euthanized due to severe neurologic signs (due to equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy, the neurologic form of EHV-1). A third horse on the index farm began exhibiting neurologic signs on Jan. 10.
“The farm in Hanover County and a neighboring farm sharing a fence line are under quarantine and all horses and donkeys are being monitored twice daily for fever (temperature over 101.5 degrees F) and other clinical signs,” the EDCC added. “No horses from the index farm have left the farm in two weeks prior to exhibiting clinical
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