On Feb. 18, 2019 the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) equine network reported confirmation of a case of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1) in a horse in the Chaudières-Appalaches region of Quebec.

On Feb. 15, 2019 a mare presented with severe weakness and she soon was unable to stand, she was euthanized on Feb. 17, 2019.

In order to limit the spread of this pathogen, a voluntary quarantine with enhanced biosecurity measures has been implemented on the affected premises; the animals at the stable are undergoing regular veterinary monitoring. All introductions to the farm have been tracked, and no movements of animals from the stable have occurred or are planned.

More details on EHV-1 may be found on the CAHSS website.