EHV Confirmed in Northern Kentucky Horses

Four horses from the Oldham County facility have tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 so far.
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The Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office and the Equine Disease Communication Center have reported that equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been confirmed at a Northern Kentucky facility.

A 2-year-old filly residing at an Oldham County facility was brought to an equine hospital in Lexington on Jan. 4 for evaluation of a neurologic condition.

“The examining veterinarian noticed evidence of urine dripping, suspected an infectious disease, and reported the concern to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA),” the EDCC said. “The filly was isolated and samples were collected which were confirmed positive for the neuropathogenic strain of EHV-1 that same evening”

The KDA placed the filly’s home facility under quarantine

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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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