BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — The Maryland Department of Agriculture's Animal Health Program has confirmed that a horse in Baltimore County tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus.
The horse was euthanized on Thursday due to complications.
The farm in which the horse was located has been placed on a hold order by the department which prohibits movement on or off the farm until any exposed horses have been cleared for release.
The farm has a total of 25 horses, none of which are showing clinical signs of EHV-1 or fever at this time.
Owners are cautioned to monitor horses at their premises carefully, and should contact their private veterinarians to arrange for Equine Herpesvirus testing if a horse exhibits significant temperature elevations or neurologic signs.