Friday, Mar. 1, 2024

Virginia Horse Tests Positive for EHM

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On May 16 the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed a diagnosis of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy in one horse at a sport horse farm in Fauquier County northern Virginia.

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The horse first showed mild neurologic signs on May 10 and was admitted directly into isolation at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center on May 16. The Equine Medical Center is not under quarantine and is operating normally. The farm in Fauquier County is under quarantine and all exposed horses are being monitored twice daily for fever and other clinical signs. The horse has not traveled off the farm prior to exhibiting clinical signs.

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