Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) – Equine Viral Rhinopneumonitis

Last Modified: Tue, 11 Jul 2023 14:58:00 IST
Disease name Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) – Equine Viral Rhinopneumonitis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Equidae
Description EHV – 1 is caused by a herpes virus which is found worldwide. Its symptoms most often manifest as either respiratory or reproductive in nature. However, it can on occasion cause neurological symptoms. EHV-1 is not zoonotic, Management in the horse population is achieved using good breeding management and vaccination.
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland N/A
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
Contact ndcc@agriculture.gov.ie
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/equine-viral-rhinopneumonitis-caused-by-ehv-1/