UKVDL Map of the Month: EHV-1 Abortions

Equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1, infection can result in late-term abortion in pregnant mares.

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This month’s featured map is equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) abortions in Kentucky’s 2018 foal crop.

Equine herpesvirus-1 spreads in nasal discharge or aerosol droplets. Horses can also contract the virus via contaminated surfaces such as stalls, water, feed, tack, transportation vehicles, or people’s contaminated hands and clothing from being around another affected horse.

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