Ontario Horses Test Positive For EHV-1

Published: February 5, 2021 11:59 am EST

On Feb. 4, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two confirmed cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection at an equine facility in the Regional Municipality of Halton.

Both horses had a fever and were tested as part of a follow-up investigation into the deaths of three horses at the facility. The three horses were euthanized between Jan. 29 and Feb. 3 following sudden onset of severe incoordination and being down and unable to rise. The facility in under veterinary supervision and the manager has implemented strict biosecurity measures and movement restrictions.

For more information on Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy, click here.

Additionally, to access an infographic on EHM, which is a neurologic disease caused by EHV-1, click here.

(With files from EDCC)