Calif. stable experiences outbreak of EHV-1

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced additional confirmed cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in horses residing an already quarantined facility in Orange County.

On April 24 the CDFA reported that a febrile horse which initially tested negative was resampled and confirmed positive for EHV-1.

“This horse has been placed in isolation on the premises,” the agency said.

Then, on April 26, the CDFA reported two additional confirmed cases.

“The first positive horse displayed a fever on Monday and was placed in onsite isolation stabling,” the department said. “The second positive horse initially tested negative over the weekend and was moved off-site for isolation and quarantine.

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