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Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) is found in horses all around the world. Many horses have been infected without presenting any major side effects, while some infected horses have died from neurological side effects. To avoid the health risks posed by this virus, you must know how to prevent infection and how to control it when a horse gets infected. Below are some important details about EHV.
Equine Herpes Virus is a family of DNA viruses that are identified with numbers like EHV-1, EHV-3 and EHV-4:
After a horse has been infected with EHV-1, it’ll present the following signs and symptoms:
The neurologic form produces fever and little or no respiratory signs. It progresses very fast with lethargy, weakness of hind limbs, nasal discharge, lack of coordination, dribbling urine and lying down.
EHV-1 spreads by horse-to-horse contact through nasal secretions from the respiratory tract. It’s vital to note that the virus also spreads when horses encounter contaminated physical objects, including:
Spread can also occur through air contaminated with the contagious virus. This airborne virus can spread and infect horses in the same environment.
EHV-1 can survive for a minimum of one week. Under certain conditions, it may survive outside a horse’s body for up to four weeks.
The most effective means of curbing the spread of this virus is to maintain proper hygiene and clean the stall and all physical objects with disinfectants. Here are a few practical steps you can take to this end:
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To get more information about how Zesterra® can help diminish the occurrence of Equine Herpes Virus infections, contact us today. Visit the Zesterra® product page for full details about this all-natural supplement.