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Neurologic Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine Released in California

A horse boarding facility in Los Angeles County has had no more cases in 14 days so the EHM quarantine was released.
California, Los Angeles County

The neurologic equine herpesvirus quarantine on a horse boarding facility in Los Angeles, California, has been released.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has released the quarantine at a boarding facility in Los Angeles County where a confirmed case of neurologic equine herpesvirus was reported in early February. There were 72 horses exposed at that facility, but after 14 days there were no more cases and the quarantine was released.

The original confirmed case was an 11-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding had onset of clinical signs  on February 7 that included acute severe hind limb ataxia and recumbency. He was euthanized.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture reported that there are no current quarantines in California for neurologic equine herpesvirus (also known as equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy or EHM).

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

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