California EHV: Sixth Horse Tests Positive

The horse at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center was febrile and displaying mild neurologic signs.
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A sixth California horse has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), animal health officials in that state announced Nov. 7.

On Nov. 3, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) reported that two Saddlebred horses in Los Angeles County had tested positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1. The next day, the CDFA issued an update indicating that three more horses at the index facility  had tested positive.

On Nov. 7, the CDFA said an additional horse had been confirmed positive.

“At the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, a febrile horse displaying mild neurologic signs has been confirmed positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of equine herpesvirus-1,” the agency said. “One of the six horses was euthanized on Nov. 3 due to the severity of clinical signs. All other confirmed positive horses remain in isolation and under quarantine. All exposed horses remain under quarantine and temperatures are being taken twice daily

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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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