Equine Herpes Virus
Posted: Oct 1, 2013 | Author: Health4horses
What is Equine Herpes Virus?
Equine herpes virus (EHV) is found in horse populations worldwide.1 There are different strains of the virus, the most common being EHV-1 and EHV-4.1
EHV-1 can cause respiratory diseases, especially in young horses, neurological diseases, and abortion.1 EHV-4 causes respiratory disease and may cause abortion in some mares.1 EHV can persist in the horse with reactivation and shedding of virus occurring during periods of stress.
- Queensland Horse Council Inc. Equine Herpes Virus Fact Sheet, March 2009