New EHV-1 Equine Case on California Property

A second horse on the property in Santa Barbara County, California, has tested positive for EHV-1, but does not have neurologic signs.

On a premises in Santa Barbara County, California, an aged Quarter Horse gelding was euthanized for neurologic herpesvirus and a Miniature Horse gelding tested positive for EHV-1. iStock

The California Department of Food and Agriculture confirmed on January 21 that a Miniature Horse gelding was positive for equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1). The gelding had developed a fever on January 13 and is recovering.

An aged Quarter Horse gelding was euthanized on this premises on January 9 due to neurologic herpesvirus.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture continues to monitor the quarantined facility.

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

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