Equine Herpesvirus-1

Health
5:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Raleigh Horses Treated For Rare Virus

EHV-1 can be spread through horseplay.
Credit goingslo via Flickr Creatibe Commons

State veterinarians are investigating signs of a rare virus in four horses at a north Raleigh farm.  The disease, Equine Herpesvirus-1 -- or EHV-1, is only contracted by horses and cannot affect people.

Tom Ray is director of livestock health programs at the state Department of Agriculture.   He says there are several ways the virus can be spread among horses.

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