Infectious Diseases

Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)

Equine herpesvirus (EHV) usually causes a mild respiratory disease which is self-limiting. The most common viruses are EHV-1 and EHV-4 both of which can cause respiratory disease, abortion and rarely neurologic disease (EHM).

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Streptococcus equi equi also known as “Strep Equi” or Strangles is highly contagious and is spread by horse-to-horse contact or by humans, tack, drinking troughs and other environmental factors.

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West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that affects horses and results in fever and neurologic disease.

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