California officials have confirmed a horse has tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1).
The thoroughbred is located in San Diego County, according to the California Department of Food & Agriculture. The three year-old filly presented with ataxia or a lack of coordination during voluntary movements. The horse is isolated, quarantined, and under veterinary care. An investigation has been initiated and CDFA officials say they are monitoring the situation.
· Limit horse-to-horse contact.
· Limit horse-to-human-to-horse contact.
· Avoid use of communal water sources.
· Avoid sharing of equipment unless thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses.