EHV-1 Diagnosed in Horse from Marion County

As of today, there has been one confirmed case of neurologic EHV-1 in Marion County, that is currently being treated at OSU large animal hospital in Corvallis. The barn in Marion County has been quarantined and Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) reports there is no indication at this time that the virus has spread to other horses beyond those being quarantined. The risk of this infection spreading appear to be low, but as always, it’s a good idea to make sure that your horses are current on their Rhino/Flu vaccines and that you continue to practice good biosecurity measures when traveling with your horses. The early symptoms of EHV-1 include fever, nasal discharge, lethargy, cough and decreased appetite. If you have questions or are concerned that your horse may have been exposed, feel free to call our office at (503) 663-1515.

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