ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released a Schuyler County farm from quarantine for Equine Herpesvirus, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center.

Previously the state reported one Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) case and one positive test for EHV-1 at the same quarantined premises.

An aged Quarter Horse mare, displaying leaning and hind end ataxia was confirmed positive the week ending Jan. 4. A few days later, a Quarter Horse gelding on the farm with only a high fever also tested PCR positive on a nasal swab for EHV-1.

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The mare, gelding and all other horses on the farm were quarantined. No horses had left the farm in the two weeks preceding the onset of the illness nor have left the farm after the diagnosis of the index case.

Those horses continue to recover and the quarantine was lifted on Feb. 17.

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