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Baltimore County horse tests positive for Equine Herpesvirus

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Posted at 8:22 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 20:22:35-05

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.