EHV-1 in Nevada: New Case Confirmed in Humboldt County

The affected 14-year-old Quarter Horse mare began exhibiting clinical signs on March 21. By April 1 she was described as clinically normal but remains quarantined.
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In many horses, the first or only sign of EHV-1 infection is fever, which can go undetected. | Photo: The Horse Staff

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported April 2 that a Humboldt County, Nevada, horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-) in late March.

“This newest reported case, a 14-year-old Quarter Horse mare, first exhibited clinical signs on March 21 and was swabbed on March 22, resulting in a positive PCR test for EHV-1 (wild type),” the EDCC said. “This horse was not exhibiting neurologic signs and was clinically normal on April 1.”

The affected mare’s home premises (which houses a total of five horses) has been quarantined

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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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