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Positive EVH-1 in Douglas County, Colorado | Print |

May 16, 2012—A horse in Douglas County, Colorado, United States, has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1, according to a statement from the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), and the facility at which the horse resided has been placed under quarantine.

The horse was recently transported from Iowa by a private owner and was euthanized after showing "severe neurologic signs associated with the disease," according to the CDA release. The positive test result came on May 11. 

 The CDA reports that all other horses that had been in contact with the affected animal are quarantined and are being monitored closely for signs of disease or an elevated temperature. None of the other horses have shown signs of disease at this point. The CDA is taking the appropriate actions to control and mitigate this disease by continuing to monitor the movement of this horse and those horses it came into contact.

Find out more about EHV-1 here.