CAPE MAY COUNTY HORSE FARM UNDER QUARANTINE

A horse farm in Cape May County is one of two placed under quarantine by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. The action was taken to quarantine a horse farm in Dennisville and one in Franklinville, Gloucester County, after horses at each farm were exposed to a horse that developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). The infected horse was humanely euthanized on February 15. The EHV-1 virus spreads quickly from horse to horse and has a high morbidity rate, especially in young horses. The virus does not affect humans or other domestic animals, with the exception of llamas and alpacas.

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