Equine Influenza at World Equestrian Center: Three Horses Test Positive

When the affected horses exhibited signs of disease, show veterinarian Holly Helbig, DVM, isolated them at the WEC Veterinary Clinic, where they’ve been under her care and supervision since Feb. 10.
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Consider monitoring your horse’s health at shows by taking his temperature daily, which can help you pick up on signs of infection early and take appropriate measures to reduce disease spread. | Photo: Stephanie L. Church/The Horse

Three horses at the World Equestrian Center (WEC) in Wilmington, Ohio, have tested positive for equine influenza, the site’s management said in a Feb. 12 statement.

Show veterinarian Holly Helbig, DVM, informed management of the positive rests. All three horses have tested negative for Streptococcus equi (which causes strangles) and for equine herpesvirus-1 and -4.

When the affected horses exhibited signs of equine influenza, Helbig isolated them at the WEC Veterinary Clinic, where they’ve been under her care and supervision since Sunday (Feb. 10)

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