The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed one case of equine herpesvirus at a boarding facility in Duval County. Another horse on the premises is positive for EHV-1 but had no neurologic signs at the time of this report.
A single horse with neurological signs was reported by a private veterinary practitioner in Duval County on March 28, 2021. Test results completed March 30 were positive for equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1). The horse is currently being treated at a separate isolation facility.
A second febrile horse on the premises has tested positive for EHV-1, but currently has no neurologic signs.
The Division of Animal Industry has placed a quarantine on the premises and an investigation is ongoing. There is no known epidemiological link between the horses on the Duval County premises and the positive EHV-1 cases reported in early March in Marion County.
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Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease communication Center.