The neurologic form of equine herpes-virus, EHV-1, has been confirmed in a horse that was stabled in Rockingham County, North Carolina. The horse is presently under quarantine at the College of Veterinary Medicine at N.C. State University.
This is thought to be the first case of the neurologic form of the disease in North Carolina.
EHV-1 is highly contagious among horses, but is not a threat to humans. Vaccines are available that protect horses from most forms of the disease, but not from the strains producing neurologic problems as in this case.
Click for more information concerning EHV-1. For questions regarding College of Veterinary Medicine (N.C.) protocols, call David Green at 919-513-6662.
Posted January 14, 2012