Neurologic Mare Euthanized in Virginia

An aged warmblood mare in Fauquier County was euthanized due to neurologic herpesvirus.
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Fauquier Co VA

An aged warmblood mare in Fauquier County was euthanized due to neurologic herpesvirus. Six other horses on the premises were exposed.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported one confirmed case of neurologic herpesvirus in Fauquier County. The 26-year-old warmblood mare had onset of clinical signs on June 12 of fever, neurological signs and recumbency that resulted in her being euthanized. She was confirmed on June 16. 

Six other horses on the premises were exposed. There is an official quarantine in place.

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

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