Infectious disease in horses is caused by a specific MICROBIAL agent such as a bacteria, viruses, or parasites. When left untreated, infectious disease can spread rapidly in groups of horses. Use the table below to learn more about a specific infectious diseases including the transmission, clinical signs, treatment, prognosis and prevention.
Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)
Equine herpesvirus (EHV) usually causes a mild respiratory disease which is self-limiting. There are several types of EHV but the predominant forms are EHV-1 and EHV-4. Both EHV-1 and EHV-4 are associated with respiratory disease, abortion and rarely neurologic disease known as equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM).Read More
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that affects horses and results in fever and neurologic disease.Read More