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April 5, 2017
Maryland Horse Tests Positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1 in Virginia
Contact: Dawn Eischen, 804.786.1904

On April 2, a horse exhibiting neurologic signs was transported to the isolation facility at Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and it was euthanized shortly after arrival. On April 4, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (VDACS) Animal Health Lab in Warrenton, Virginia confirmed a diagnosis of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

The Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center employed strict biosecurity measures and disinfection upon arrival and during the horse’s hospitalization. As a result, no horses in Virginia were exposed. The Equine Medical Center is operating normally.

Click here for more information on EHV-1, or contact VDACS’ Office of Veterinary Services at 804.786.2483.

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