EHV in Georgia: Two Cases Confirmed in Morgan County

There are two EHV cases—including one EHM case—and three suspect cases at a single Morgan County facility.
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In many horses, the first or only sign of EHV-1 infection is fever, which can go undetected. | Photo: Stephanie L. Church/The Horse

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported Jan. 24 that officials have confirmed two cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)—including one case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic form of EHV-1—in Morgan County, Georgia.

“The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed two cases of EHV-1, including one EHM case, and three suspect cases at a Morgan County facility,” the EDCC said. “All equids on the farm are being monitored. None are showing clinical signs of the disease at this time.”

The GDA has placed an official quarantine on the facility, the EDCC said

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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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