The Equine Disease Communication Center confirmed on March 4 that a horse was euthanized at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, after being diagnosed with equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy.
The horse was admitted to the veterinary hospital after showing severe neurological signs on March 3. The number of exposed horses is not yet reported, but the Equine Disease Communication Center stated that it was a limited number, and the owners were being contacted. New Bolton’s clinical operations haven’t been affected.
The case doesn’t appear to have any connection to international travel, transport or exhibition. Earlier this week, a horse in Marion, Florida, was also tested positive for this neurological form of EHV-1.