OCALA, Fla. -- The State of Florida has ended its quarantine and investigation of several horses at an Ocala horse show.
The quarantine has been in place since late February when at least 6 horses were found to have the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1).
EHV-1 can cause neurologic and respiratory disease and can be spread through feed buckets and grooming tools.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the affected areas are now safe because all exposed horses have gone 21 days from their last exposure, with all testing negative.
None of the horses affected by the virus died.