Respiratory Equine Herpesvirus Reported in Nebraska

An attending veterinarian reported a confirmed case of EHV-1 respiratory disease in Washington County.

A mare in Washington County, Nebraska, was confirmed with respiratory equine herpesvirus. iStock/Frank Ramspott

An attending veterinarian reported that an 8-year-old Quarter Horse mare was confirmed with respiratory herpesvirus on February 6. She had onset of clinical signs on February 4 that included fever and lethargy. The vaccinated mare is recovering.

Thirty other horses were exposed on the premises, which is under a voluntary quarantine.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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