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A week prior to the abortions, two horses on the same farm developed clinical signs consistent with the neurologic form of EHV-1. These horses were euthanized and no further diagnostic testing was performed, OMAFRA said.
RESPE—the French epidemiological network for equine diseases—works main missions is to monitor equine diseases in France and throughout Europe and to alert the horse industry when a contagious equine disease outbreak is confirmed.
When veterinarians detected pregnancy loss in horses early enough for mares to be rebred, 57.3% delivered a live foal the following spring. Of those, mares 3 to 8 years old had a 73% live-foaling rate.