EHV Confirmed in Northern Kentucky Horses

Four horses from the Oldham County facility have tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 so far.
Share
Favorite
Please login

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

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

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.

Share

Written by:

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.

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

What signs does your horse show when he has gastric ulcers? Please check all that apply.
87 votes · 216 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!