Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy Confirmed in Virginia

Detection of a neurological illness in Virginia thought to be equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) myeloencephalopathy was recently confirmed as such at several laboratories throughout the United States.

The organism causing EHV-1 can cause three different forms of the disease--rhinopneumonitis, a respiratory disease of mostly young horses; abortions in pregnant mares; and this neurologic

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