Interim Report – November 18 #05 (13.11.18)

UK

Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Neurological Disease

On 9 November 2018, AHT confirmed a case of EHV-1 Neurological disease (ICC Nov 18 #04), please note the following update and amendment to this report. On 9 November 2018, AHT confirmed a case of EHV-1 neurological disease in the South West of England. The affected horse is an unvaccinated 11-year-old non-Thoroughbred that presented with transient serous nasal discharge 10 days prior to the development of acute ataxia and recumbency. The affected horse was euthanased. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by post-mortem, PCR on tissue and a blood sample tested by complement fixation (with an elevated titre of 640). There are a total of seven in contacts.

 

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