PHF Kills Pony in Maryland

Potomac horse fever (PHF) was confirmed in a pony gelding stabled in Frederick County, Maryland.

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On Thursday August 2, 2018, the Maryland Department of Agriculture received confirmation of a case of Potomac horse fever (PHF) from the University of Kentucky’s Equine Diagnostic Laboratory. 

The PHF was confirmed in a pony gelding stabled in Frederick County. The pony began showing clinical signs on July 26, 2018, and did not respond to treatment. The pony died on July 30, and a necropsy was performed at the Frederick Animal Health Laboratory on July 31.

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