Horse Illness

Horse Illness Found in Washington County

We’ve been concerned with the flu, the Novel Corona Virus from China, among other epidemics. Now, an epidemic that IS here in Washington County – impacting horses.

A voluntary quarantine is in place for 30 horses according to The Horse.com. 

Equine Herpes Virus 1 was confirmed by an area veterinarian February 6th. It starts off as a fever, and will intensify into a respiratory condition. Equine Herpes Virus 1 can cause broodmares to miscarry and can progress to a neurological form.

Routine bio-security measures are encouraged. A vaccine is available that could minimize the impact of the disease.