Virginia horse test positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1
POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ State Veterinarian’ Office, a horse has tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1 on Monday.
VDACS says two horses at a boarding stable in Powhatan County had to be euthanized due to a poor prognosis, and one of those horses received a positive result for the virus. A third horse is currently waiting for its test results after contracting a fever.
The boarding stable is currently being placed under quarantine, and all exposed horses are being monitored twice daily for fever, a temperature over 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit and other clinical signs.
All owners with potentially exposed horses have been notified, but the VDACS says no additional Virginia horses have been exposed.
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