EHV-1 Positive Pony in Kentucky; Not Mutant Strain

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A 7-year-old Paint pony gelding in Scott County, Ky., has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on PCR (polymerase chain reaction test) and has neurologic signs, according to a statement from the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. The pony has the "wild strain" of EHV-1, not the mutated strain that is more virulent.

The pony was ridden and fine on Saturday (Nov. 15)

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