Poll: Horse Owners Being Careful with EHV-1 Threat

Poll question: How close has the EHV-1 outbreak come to your horses?
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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.

Results of weekly polls from TheHorse.com are published in The Horse Health E-Newsletter. Published every week, this e-newsletter offers news on diseases, veterinary research, health events, and in-depth articles on common equine health conditions and what you can do to recognize, avoid, or treat them. Sign up for our e-newsletters using the form above or on our e-newsletter page

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Megan Arszman received a Bachelor of Science In print journalism and equine science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and loves combining her love of horses, photography, and writing. In her “free time,” when she’s not busy working as a horse show secretary or riding her American Quarter Horses on her parents’ Indiana farm, she’s training and competing her Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Swedish Vallhund in dog agility and running.

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