Monday, February 1, 2016

A case of neurological Herpes Virus infection has been identified in a maiden filly in the Heath Isolation Unit at the National Stud. 

The filly arrived from overseas on 20th January 2016 and is fully vaccinated.

The Stud are therefore observing the requirements of the Codes Of Practice and the main stud has been closed on a precautionary basis; it is hoped that breeding activity can be resumed at the start of the covering season.

So from this you should infer that it is so far a limited neurological EHV-1 outbreak with a single non-fatal clinical case affecting a non-pregnant mare, that was recently imported to the UK from mainland Europe. The case and contacts are restricted to the isolation unit which is a long distance from the remainder of the stud. Control measures are being followed in accordance with the HBLB Codes of Practice.

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