Kentucky Performance Products: EHV-1 Fact Sheet

Ontario Animal Health Network provides a great fact sheet to help horse owners be on the lookout for equine herpesvirus-1.

Flickr/Five Furlongs/CC

Flickr/Five Furlongs/CC

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been associated with outbreaks of neurologic disease called equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in four US states over the last few months. Soon, horses will be making the trek back to Ontario from competition, training and racing grounds south of the border. Now is a good time to be prepared with an understanding of the disease and to ensure appropriate biosecurity measures are in place.


Click here to learn more about equine herpesvirus.

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