Equine Health Alert
ALERT - A veterinarian from the PA Dept of Agriculture sent out the
following email today:
Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) Case in York County
This week a pony in York County, Pennsylvania that was febrile and
neurologically impaired tested positive for EHV-1 by virus detection
This pony resides at a very small, private barn which is under formal
quarantine by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Following an epidemiological investigation, one additional equine
premises located in Adams County, Pennsylvania, was placed under
quarantine due to the index case traveling there on March 18.
Animals on both premises are being monitored carefully for signs
compatible with active EHV-1 infection and the private practitioners
for both barns are very involved.
It is important to note that at the present time, there have been no
deaths associated with this situation.
As we have in the past few years of EHM situations, we are responding to
this situation based on a science based protocol involving minimum
quarantine of 21 days from the last significant clinical finding (e.g.
fever) as well as the use of PCR testing for EHV-1 when appropriate.
Please help us to correct any misinformation out there related to this
issue and, as always, please remind equestrian clients of some of the
biosecurity practices they can utilize to mitigate the risks inherent in
The AAEP website has some excellent resources available on the public
portion of their website: http://www.aaep.org/info/equineherpesvirus-
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