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Equine Herpesvirus-1 found in horse at Oklahoma City park

The Associated Press - November 17, 2019 9:12 am

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State veterinary officials say a horse at Remington Park in Oklahoma City has been euthanized after testing positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1.

Assistant state veterinarian Dr. Michael Herrin said Friday that the horse was euthanized Tuesday and the barn where it was housed is under quarantine for 14 days.

All horses remaining in the quarantined barn will remain there and will be monitored daily for symptoms of EHV-1 that include fever, a lack of coordination, and weakness or paralysis of the legs.

The disease is not transmitted to humans, but is highly contagious to horses and is generally spread through coughing and sneezing.

 

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