Equine Neurologic Herpesvirus Cases in Municipality of Halton

An Ontario private equine facility euthanized three horses due to neurologic problems and had two additional horses confirmed with EHV-1.

An Ontario private equine facility euthanized three horses due to neurologic problems and had two additional horses confirmed with EHV-1. Google maps

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Canada reported two additional cases of neurologic equine herpesvirus in the Regional Municipality of Halton. There is an official quarantine.

On February 4, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two confirmed cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection at a private equine facility in the Regional Municipality of Halton. Both horses had a fever and were tested as part of a follow-up investigation into the deaths of three horses at the facility. The three horses had been euthanized between January 29-February 3 following sudden onset of sever incoordination and being down and unable to rise. 

The facility in under veterinary supervision and the manager has implemented strict biosecurity measures and movement restrictions. 

For more information about EHV-1 go to this page.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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