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Horse Health 101 : Horse Health Library : Infectious Diseases
  • Containment and Prevention of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1)
    EHV-1 is one of the most common respiratory diseases among horses and is primarily contracted through respiratory secretions by way of coughing or sneezing. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine for EHM, the neurologic form of EHV-1. There are, however, seve...
  • Is Pigeon Fever On The Rise?
    Pigeon fever actually has nothing to do with pigeons at all. Rather, it is named for the swollen pectoral muscles that generally accompany the infection. Pigeon fever has been thought of as a "West Coast" disease and traditionally California. However, cas...
  • Understanding EHV-1 and EHM
    What is EHV-1 (Equine Herpes Virus)?EHV-1 is a highly contagious herpes virus that can cause several types of diseases in horses. Though the majority of cases affect the respiratory system (rhinopneumonitis), EHV-1 can also progress to a more serious neur...
  • What you need to know about EHV-1
    EHV-1 is a DNA virus that commonly causes upper respiratory infection and can lead to more serious neurologic symptoms. This disease is nothing new but awareness of the disease has increased due to its transmission on the horse show circuit. EHV-1 is spr...
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