Georgia Miniature Mule Positive for EHV-1 Died of Respiratory Complications

A Miniature Mule in Cherokee County, Georgia, was positive for EHV-1 and died of respiratory disease.

An equid that tested positive for EHV-1 in Cherokee County, Georgia, died of pneumonia. iStockPhotos.com

On April 17, 2018, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) confirmed equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) in a Miniature Mule that was exhibiting respiratory signs in Cherokee County. The GDA has placed the facility under quarantine. 

The mule died due to complications related to pneumonia. 

Other equids that might have come into contact with the affected mule are being monitored and are currently not showing clinical signs of the disease.

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