EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted in Santa Barbara County, California
The first horse that tested positive, a 21-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, was reported to have neurologic signs of EHV-1 on Jan. 4. Veterinarians confirmed the horse as EHV-1-positive and euthanized him on Jan. 9 due to the severity of his clinical signs. At that time two remaining horses on the index premises were quarantined with enhanced biosecurity measures and twice-daily temperature monitoring enacted.
On Jan. 17 officials confirmed that an additional horse, a 6-year-old Quarter Horse mare, tested positive after displaying mild neurologic signs.
On Jan. 21 officials confirmed an aged Miniature Horse gelding on the same premises tested positive for EHV-1 after he developed a fever. The 6-year-old mare and the Miniature Horse gelding are reported as
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