More than 850 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How close has the EHV-1 outbreak come to your horses?"

results of poll on ehv-1 outbreak threat

Results were as follows:

  • There are suspected or confirmed cases in my state, but not local to my farm: 51.52%
  • I don’t live in a state with EHV-1 cases: 40.07%
  • There are suspected or confirmed EHV-1 positive horses local to my farm: 6.54%
  • My horse(s) were exposed to EHV-1, but have not tested positive or shown clinical signs: 1.29%
  • I have suspected or confirmed EHV-1-positive horses on my farm: 0.58%

Readers shared their experiences with the EHV-1 outbreak in the comments below.

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