VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS, www.vdacs.virginia.gov
Contact: Michael Wallace, 804.786.1904
For Release: Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
State Veterinarian’s Office Lifts EHM Quarantine
On Dec. 6, the State Veterinarian’s Office of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released the Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) quarantine at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg. All exposed horses were closely monitored for fever and compatible clinical signs and kept under strict biosecurity protocol during the quarantine period. No horses developed clinical signs or fever compatible with EHM during the quarantine.