Mahoning Valley EHV-1 Positive

February 29- A horse in barn 8 which was pulled up in a race yesterday and showed clinical
signs of neurological issues this morning. The attending vet immediately did a
nasal swab and pulled blood and had the samples driven immediately to the ODA
lab.

Late this afternoon the results of the testing came back with a positive for
Equine Herpes Virus. Barn 8 was quarantined earlier today as a precaution and
will remain under quarantine. Unlike Strangles, EHV must be reported to the
Ohio Department of Agriculture and they will be in charge of the quarantine. The
ODA is expected to have personnel on the grounds tomorrow.