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EHV-1 Confirmed In North Carolina

Published: January 2, 2014 3:17 pm ET

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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed that multiple horses at a boarding facility in central North Carolina have tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

A report by The Horse that cites the NCDACS explains that four North Carolina horses from a Raleigh stable have been euthanized after contracting the neurological form of equine herpes.

An update by NCDACS has stated that the facility has little movement of horses on and off the farm. The organization has gone on to say that all precautions are in effect; bio-security measures have been adhered to since December 23; and that no horses have had fevers or other clinical signs since December 27.

The NCDACS has added that horses that had been recently moved from the facility have been tracked and are being monitored.

The organization has gone on to say that, “At this point, we believe this is an isolated incident with low-risk to other horses.”

(With files from the NCDACS and The Horse)

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