Wisconsin EHV-1 Quarantine Released

A quarantine put in place after a West Bend horse tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 has been lifted.
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A quarantine put in place after a horse tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) at a Wisconsin stable has been lifted.

On May 12 the 50-horse stable in West Bend was quarantined after a horse began showing neurologic signs of disease and tested positive for the virus. That horse was subsequently euthanized.

The Equine Disease Communication Center reported that “daily monitoring, strict isolation, and biosecurity measures taken by the stable owner and follow-up testing done by the stable’s veterinarian resulted in a rapid resolution of the outbreak and with no evidence of spread off the premises.”

The quarantine was officially lifted on June 13

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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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