Neurologic Herpesvirus in Michigan Gelding

A horse in Oakland County, Michigan, was confirmed with neurologic herpesvirus.

A 18-year-old Thoroughbred gelding in Oakland County, Michigan, was confirmed positive for neurologic herpesvirus (photo not of affected horse). iStock/Kerrick

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed a case of neurologic herpesvirus (EHV-1) in an 18-year-old Thoroughbred gelding in Oakland County. Clinical signs began on November 15 that included hind limb ataxia and urine retention. The gelding was confirmed on November 188. The vaccinated gelding is alive and affected.

For an AAEP Fact Sheet on neurologic herpesvirus (equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy or EHM), please visit this page.

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

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