Interim ICC Report – January 19 #04 (08.01.19)

United Kingdom

Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Abortion

 On 7 January 2018, Rossdales Laboratory confirmed a case of EHV-1 abortion on a premises in Warwickshire, England. The affected animal was a non-vaccinated Thoroughbred mare, that was in a group with four other pregnant mares, that have been isolated and control measures in accordance with the Horserace Betting Levy Board Code of Practice have been implemented. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR and histopathology on fetal tissues.

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