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Epidemiology report: EVA virus 2019

An Epidemiology report detailing the investigation of an outbreak of EVA virus on two connected premises in Dorset and Devon in March / April 2019

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An Epidemiology report detailing the investigation of an outbreak of EVA virus on two connected premises in Dorset and Devon in March / April 2019

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Equine viral arthritis is occasionally detected in the UK in stallions which are tested for pre-breeding or for export purposes; the last confirmed case was in 2012. Under the EVA Order (1995) the disease is only notifiable in stallions and in mares which have been mated or inseminated in the past 14 days.

Infection with equine arteritis virus (EVA) was confirmed by PCR testing of semen samples from three non-thoroughbred dressage stallions kept on one premises in Dorset, and a single stallion on a second premises in Devon.

Published 13 August 2019