Virginia Farm Released From EHV Quarantine

The facility’s remaining horses have been free of clinical signs for three weeks.
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Virginia Farm Released From EHV Quarantine
The Fauquier County facility’s remaining horses have been free of clinical signs for three weeks. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) officials have released the quarantine for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a Fauquier County farm.

Officials enacted the quarantine on June 16 when they confirmed a horse with the neurologic form of EHV-1.

Although the 26-year-old Warmblood mare that tested positive on June 16 was euthanized, six other horses at the facility remained free of fever and clinical signs for the required 21 days following exposure.

EHV 101

Herpesvirus is highly contagious among horses and can cause a variety of ailments in equids, including rhinopneumonitis (a respiratory disease usually found in young horses), abortion in broodmares, and equine herpesvirus myeloencephalitis (EHM, the neurologic form)

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