Respiratory Equine Herpesvirus in Florida

A gelding at a private facility in Pasco County, Florida, was confirmed with equine herpesvirus type 4.

a 2-year-old Arabian gelding in Pasco County, Florida, tested positive for equine herpesvirus type 4. iStock/Hagen CD

An attending veterinarian in Pasco County, Florida, reported a confirmed case of respiratory equine herpesvirus. A 2-year-old Arabian gelding at a private facility had clinical signs of mild anorexia, bilateral mucopurulent discharge and fever. He tested positive for EHV-4 with no history of recent travel. 

The gelding is recovering, and no other horses on the property are showing any clinical signs of disease.

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

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