EHM in Colorado Mare

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EHM was diagnosed in a mare in Mesa County, Colorado.

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) offers alerts about equine diseases that have been confirmed by reliable sources. The following information is from the EDCC.

EHM in Colorado Mare

A 17-year-old Quarter Horse mare used for barrel racing was diagnosed with equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado. The mare is recovering from urinary incontinence and hindlimb ataxia. The premises has a total of 10 horses, and it is quarantined with restricted movement. All horses are having temperatures taken twice daily. 

As of this date no further horses have shown signs of the disease. For more information on EHM go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/DiseaseFactsheetEHM.pdf.

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