The Equine Disease Communication Center released the following alert Monday:
The Arizona Department of Agriculture confirmed Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1: wild strain) in a horse at Turf Paradise in Maricopa county. The horse presented with neurologic signs on February 8,2018 and was moved to a referral hospital. One barn at the racetrack has been quarantined while the Office of the State Veterinarian working with track officials continue to monitor of exposed horses. All owners are to practice strict biosecurity and report any sick horses.
Learn more about the differences between the wild strain and other EHV-1 strains here.
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