Neurologic Herpesvirus in New Jersey

A Standardbred mare in New Jersey was euthanized on December 18 due to equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy.

A Standardbred mare in New Jersey was euthanized on December 18 due to equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy. iStock

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture reported that an 18-year-old Standardbred mare in Monmouth County was confirmed positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus on December 18 and was euthanized. The mare’s vaccination status was unknown.

Other horses at that premises are under quarantine and temperatures are being taken twice daily to monitor for illness.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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