The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has confirmed a case equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in Union County, New Jersey. The horse was moved into the isolation barn on the property and the property has been quarantined. No recent movement of horses had occurred at the index property prior to this case. Temperatures are being taken twice daily on all quarantined horses.
This is the first reported case of neurologic EHV-1 in New Jersey in 2018.
EHM is a reportable disease in New Jersey. If an owner has a horse exhibiting neurologic signs or suspects equine herpesvirus, he or she is directed to call a veterinarian immediately.
For more information on EHM go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/DiseaseFactsheetEHM.pdf.