Horse Tests Positive For EHV At San Luis Rey, Negative For Neurologic Strain

A horse at San Luis Rey Downs has tested positive for equine herpesvirus, according to a Daily Racing Form report, but is not infected with the neurologic strain of the virus. The unidentified horse in the Adam Kitchingman barn has been placed in isolation and does not have a fever.

Kitchingman's horses are not currently permitted to ship into Santa Anita Park as a result of the positive, but could be permitted to ship later this week.

There are two strains of EHV-1, which are different by just one amino acid in their DNA. The “wild type” or non-neurologic type presents as a respiratory illness and fever, while the neurologic strain is much more serious and includes neurologic symptoms like weakness, instability, and lack of coordination, and can be fatal to horses. Learn more about EHV-1 here.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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