Are young horses more at risk of equine herpes virus?

Young horses are particularly at risk of equine Herpes virus. The respiratory disease caused by EHV most commonly affects young horses. Shedding via respiratory secretions typically lasts 7-10 days but may be longer….


If a horse has recovered from equine herpes virus, is it still infectious? I’ve had a variety of answers to this question and would like an expert’s opinion.

Yes, it could be. A horse can transmit equine herpes virus after they appear to have fully recovered. A relapse of symptoms may result from a reactivation of the virus leading to further shedding. Horses that are stressed….


What are some common signs of equine herpes virus?

If your horse is infected, you may notice coughing, nasal discharge and fever. There’s a good chance for recovery if your horse is only mildly affected. If the Herpes virus has led to neurological problems, it may take weeks….


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