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Nevada lifts statewide quarantine for horse herpes virus

Posted at 1:22 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 16:22:46-04

CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) — Nevada has lifted statewide quarantines enacted after one animal tested positive for Equine Herpes Virus Type 1.

The Nevada Appeal reported Thursday that the Nevada Department of Agriculture issued a notice that the ban was lifted May 1.

The single positive case related to an aborted horse in Humboldt County.

No quarantine was issued for the case because the incubation period passed and no horses were moved to or from the property.

An agriculture department veterinarian says the virus was "brought home from a rodeo on another horse that was exposed, but never showed signs of disease."

Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 is a reportable disease, meaning veterinarians who make a diagnosis are required to notify the state agriculture department.


Information from: Nevada Appeal, http://www.nevadaappeal.com