EHV Quarantine Partially Lifted at Virginia Equine Hospital

Latest news on the Equine Herpes Virus quarantine at Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia:

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Horses quarantined at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, are being released from three of the four biosecurity perimeters that were established within the hospital.

The State Veterinarian has authorized the release of these horses based on stringent criteria established by the center including the isolation of groups of horses, the length of time for which the horses have shown no symptoms and three consecutive negative tests for EHV-1.

There are currently two horses remaining at the center that tested positive for the virus, both of which have improved and are in stable condition in the center’s isolation unit. These two horses will remain in isolation until they pass the testing criteria. The results of tests performed on these horses are expected next week.

To learn more, and to download the hospital’s video press releases for the Virginia horse community, visit

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