Quarantine Lifted at Cornell Equine Hospital

Newsdate: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 - 02:10 pm
Location: ITHACA, New York

The quarantine has been lifted from the equine hospital barns and some additional college-owned barns at Cornell University after temperatures and additional tests conducted on all horses indicated that Equine Herpes Virus-1 is not present.

Restricted access and additional biosecurity protocols remain in place at the Equine Research Park and the Annex, in response to a confirmed case of EHV-1.

The quarantine at the Research Park and the Annex will be in place for an additional week, a spokesperson said.

The quarantine was put in place in late March after two confirmed cases of the virus.

One involved a day-old foal admitted to the equine hospital on March 18, which died two days later of pneumonia. Tests confirmed EHV-1 on March 25.

A gelding being treated for a spinal injury left the equine hospital on March 22, but became ill upon returning home and tested positive for EHV-1 on March 30. The gelding is now recovering.

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