Equine Herpes Virus -1 (EHV-1) Abortion


A case of EHV-1 abortion was confirmed on 28th March 2012 by the Animal Health Trust. The affected mare was an 11 year old, partially vaccinated Thoroughbred from Warwickshire. A positive diagnosis was made by PCR of tissues recovered from a still born foal. The mare had no history of abortion however abortions had occurred on the stud at which she was boarding. There is one in-contact mare and control measures are being undertaken in accordance with the HBLB Codes of Practice.