Herpes Virus Infecting American Horses

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0  Updated at 11:38 pm, May 18th, 2011 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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(IDAHO FALLS) – A national horse show just a few weeks ago is causing some major problems for horse populations around the country, including Idaho. At least two Idaho horses have confirmed cases of Equine Herpes Virus-1. Experts say the virus causes nasal discharge and loss of balance among horses, and has a high mortality rate. Earlier this week Nebraska officials quarantined five ranches known to have infected horses. Idaho officials have not released the locations of the animals infected within the state.