Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed two cases of equine herpes virus, EHV-1. The first horse started showing neurologic symptoms on Jan. 31 and was confirmed positive for EHV-1 on Feb. 5.

The 14-year-old gelding is located in western Albemarle County, near Charlottesville, and has been in quarantine since its diagnosis, along with the other 14 horses located at its boarding barn. No other horses related to that case have shown symptoms of EHV-1, and the affected horse is currently stable and improving.

Eight months ago, Flexible’s career was supposed to be over. The winner of the 2012 Rolex FEI World Cup Final couldn’t trot for more than a few minutes without going dead lame.

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