SNYDER COUNTY, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health has lifted a quarantine placed on a barn after two horses tested positive for EHV-1.

According to the Equine Disease Communications Center, on Dec. 7, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg, Pa. confirmed Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy in a horse with hind limb ataxia tested positive for EHV-1 (G-strain).

As of Dec. 10, two horses had been affected and both horses were euthanized at the premises, a pleasure horse barn in Snyder County. Eight horses were monitored for clinical signs of EHV-1 infection and bio-security precautions were implemented to prevent the spread of the virus off of the premises.

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No new cases developed and the quarantine was lifted as of Dec. 31.

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