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State Veterinarian’s Office Lifts EHM Quarantine

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.

 

Michael Wallace
Assistant Director of Communications
Va. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
102 Governor St.
Richmond VA 23219
804.786.1904

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