New Jersey Farm Under Quarantine After Horse Euthanized

A farm in New Jersey has been placed under quarantine by state agriculture oficials after a 25-year-old mare tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis (EHM) and was euthanized.

Other horses on the premises in Warren County were exposed to the affected horse, and other horses at a New Jersey horse show were potentially exposed as well. The farm immediately implemented biosecurity measures and will remain under them for the duration of the 21-day quarantine.

The horses on the property will have their temperatures checked twice a day to ensure that the virus is not spreading. One horse on the premise has an increased temperature. Currently tracebacks are being conducted to determine all potentially exposed horses.

EHM is not transmissible to humans, and is spread via horse-to-horse contact or from aerosolized droplets. Signs of EHM include fever, depression, loss of coordination and leaning. Fatality for the disease can be as high as 30 percent.

Read more at the Equine Disease Communications Center.

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