Maryland Horses Succumb to Neurologic EHV-1

Three horses were euthanatized due to severe neurologic signs caused by equine herpesvirus type-1 at the Columbia Horse Center in Columbia, Md., the week of March 21, according to the animals' attending vet. Two more horses at the facility developed signs of disease, but are recuperating well, he added. A quarantine and strict disinfection protocols were put into place at the boarding, lesson, and show facility. The Maryland Department of Agriculture reported on April 5 that the definitive diagnosis was EHV-1. For more information see www.TheHorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?id=5661.

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