Two Iowa Horses Confirmed With EI and EHV

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Two Iowa Horses Confirmed With EI and EHV
Two Pottawattamie County horses confirmed by their attending veterinarian with equine influenza (EI) also tested positive for equine herpesvirus: one with the respiratory form (EHV-1) and one with EHV-4. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Two Pottawattamie County horses confirmed by their attending veterinarian with equine influenza (EI) also tested positive for equine herpesvirus: one with the respiratory form (EHV-1) and one with EHV-4.

The horse confirmed with EHV-4, an unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, presented on March 3 with clinical signs of equine influenza that included coughing, fever, and nasal discharge. He was confirmed positive for both equine influenza and EHV-4 on March 7 and is reported as recovering. Nine additional horses were suspected, and 15 were exposed.

On March 7, an unvaccinated 17-year-old Paint gelding presented with signs of EHV-1, including coughing, fever, and nasal discharge and also tested positive for equine influenza in nasal secretions. An additional 20 horses were suspected and 30 exposed

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