WARREN COUNTY, N.J. – A Warren County farm has been positioned beneath quarantine after a horse examined constructive for equine herpes (EHV-1). The 25 year-old mare was euthanized on November three, 2017.
The different horses on the dwelling farm are quarantined for at the very least 21 days and different biosecurity measures are in impact on the dwelling.
All the horses on the quarantined premises will probably be temperature checked twice every day to substantiate the virus shouldn’t be spreading.
EHV-1 spreads rapidly from horse to horse, has a excessive morbidity, and might trigger a variety of signs, from respiratory issues, particularly in younger horses, to spontaneous abortions in pregnant mares.
Transmission of the virus is generally by way of direct contact with contaminated supplies.
While extremely infectious, the virus may be neutralized by hand cleaning soap, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and daylight.
The virus doesn’t have an effect on people and different home animals, aside from llamas and alpacas.
If an proprietor has a horse that’s exhibiting neurologic indicators or suspects equine herpes, they’re directed to name their veterinarian instantly.
EHM, like different viral ailments affecting horses’ neurological methods, akin to rabies, japanese equine encephalitis and West Nile virus, should be reported to the state veterinarian inside 48 hours.
Owners can contact the NJDA Animal Heath Diagnostic Laboratory for testing.