Equine herpes virus case spurs Virgina quarantines

Apr 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff

RICHMOND, VA.— State veterinary officials quarantined six farms in northern Virginia that could have come in contact with a horse infected with equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1).

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports the infected horse was treated at Leesburg's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, which also was under quarantine.

EHV-1 is highly infectious and typically affects the respiratory system of infected horses. The virus may also cause neurologic disease.