Chemung County, New York, EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted

New York animal health officials have lifted the quarantine on a farm in Chemung County, New York, where one case of non-neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was diagnosed in early February.

Earlier this month, an aged Quarter Horse mare, displaying only recurrent fever, inappetance, and nasal discharge, was confirmed positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of EHV-1 on PCR.

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported Feb. 29 that the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets lifted the quarantine on Feb. 27.

“The farm completed all quarantine requirements,” a statement on the EDCC website read. “Only the index case showed signs of non-neurologic EHV-1. No other horses at the farm displayed signs of EHV-1 during the quarantine.”

During the quarantine the farm’s owner, Gale Wolfe, shared how she dealt with an EHV-1-positive horse in a commentary on TheHorse.com. Learn about Wolfe’s experience in How I Navigated EHV-1 in My Boarding Barn

About the Author

Erica Larson, News Editor

Erica Larson, news editor, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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