California EHV-1: New Cases Confirmed in Inyo County

Inyo County’s case total has risen to three, while just one horse remains isolated in the Los Angeles County outbreak.
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California animal health officials have reported that the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) case total in Inyo County has risen to three. Meanwhile, just one horse remains in isolation in the Los Angeles County outbreak.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) said Dec. 7 that the Inyo County horses have tested positive for the neurotrophic strain of EHV-1. One horse exhibited mild neurologic signs of disease, while the other two have only had fevers.

“The affected horses are part of a wintering pack string of horses and mules on an isolated high-desert ranch,” the CDFA said. “These horses and mules have been placed under quarantine with no movement allowed in order to limit disease transmission.”

Meanwhile, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center (LAEC), the CDFA said no additional febrile horses have been identified, and just one horse remains isolated

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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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