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Respiratory Issues at Horse Boarding Facilities in Washington State

Respiratory equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) and equine influenza were confirmed at boarding facilities in Kitsap County, Washington.
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Boarding facilities in Kitsap County, Washington, were confirmed with equine influenza and respiratory equine herpesvirus (EHV-1).

The Washington State Veterinarian reported one confirmed case of respiratory equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), one suspected case and two horses exposed at a boarding facility in Kitsap County. The positive horse had a stall mate that is quarantined with it and is being monitored. 

Additional Equine Influenza

Earlier in February, the state veterinarian reported a case of equine influenza at a boarding facility in Kitsap County. That facility now has reported two additional confirmed cases of equine influenza. About 25 other horses were exposed on the propertyl

For an AAEP Fact Sheet on equine influenza visit this page.

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

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