Horse owners alerted to contagious equine virus in the Northeast
from Associated Press via Boston Herald
The state of Massachusetts is alerting horse owners, breeders and veterinarians to take precautions to prevent the spread of a contagious equine virus. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources said that four horses that were exposed to EHV-1 in New Jersey were later transported to Massachusetts. One of the horses has tested positive and showed symptoms of the virus, which can cause respiratory and neurological problems and is often fatal.
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