EHV-1 confirmed in Martin County


In many horses, fever is the only sign of EHV-1 infection, which can go undetected. (Source: The Horse)

From The Horse: The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported March 1 that a horse in Martin County has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

Herpesvirus is highly contagious among horses and can cause a variety of ailments in equids, including rhinopneumonitis (a respiratory disease usually found in young horses), abortion in broodmares, and myeloencephalopathy (the neurologic, or neurotrophic, form).

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