Respiratory Herpesvirus in Virginia
A horse boarded at a stable in Loudoun County, Virginia, tested positive for EHV-1. Two exposed horses were traced to a boarding stable in Maryland.

Respiratory EHV-1 was confirmed in Loudoun County, Virginia. iStock

The State Veterinarian’s Office of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) reported a positive case of equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) respiratory disease in Loudoun County.

The infected horse was boarded at stable in Loudoun County. The boarding stable is now under quarantine. Two exposed horses also have been traced back to a boarding stable in Maryland, and VDACS has notified the Maryland State Veterinarian. All exposed horses are being monitored twice daily for fever (temperature over 101.50 F) and other clinical signs. No additional Virginia horses have been exposed.

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

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