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EHV-1 Confirmed in NY Horse

A New York horse is the latest to be diagnosed with the equine herpes virus (EHV-1), according to the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC). The mare and all other horses stabled at a Chemung County farm are quarantined.
The aged Quarter Horse mare displayed recurrent fever, inappetance, and nasal discharge. Testing confirmed the mare is positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of EHV-1. Biosecurity measures are in place.
The virus is highly contagious and may cause respiratory disease, abortion, and intermittent outbreaks of neurologic disease in horses.
Symptoms that should alert horse owners to the possibility of EHV-1 include fever, weakness, incoordination, and urine dribbling or inability to urinate. Horses with these symptoms should be examined immediately by a veterinarian.
EHV-1 is a reportable disease in New York.