Equine Neurologic Herpesvirus Confirmed in Duval County, Florida

There is one confirmed case of neurologic equine herpesvirus on a premises in Duval County, Florida, where another horse tested positive for EHV-1.

There is one confirmed case of neurologic equine herpesvirus on a premises in Duval County, Florida, where another horse tested positive for EHV-1. iStock/HagenCD

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. 

Visit www.FDACS.gov/ai for additional information.

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

What did you think of this article?

Thank you for your feedback!

equimanagement signup

Partners

aaep media partner
avma plit
weva logo
nzeva logo
iselp logo
aaevt logo
naep logo
epm society partner logo
mexican equine vet association logo