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Serious Respiratory Infections from Equine Herpes Virus Require Quarantine
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Serious Respiratory Infections from Equine Herpes Virus Require Quarantine

Two herpes viruses that commonly infect equine respiratory systems are the equine herpes virus type 1 (EHV-1) and type 4 (EHV-4). Respiratory infections from the equine herpes virus are also known as rhino pneumonitis. EHV-1 and EHV-4 respiratory illnesses may have a similar appearance to equine influenza. Although there are other respiratory related equine herpes viruses, these two are most concerning.

The sick horse should be quarantined from other horses. Horses from the same ranch or stable should not be transported to prevent spread of disease. The area should be kept clean, as sick horses are susceptible to bacterial infections and to prevent spread of EHV.

Symptoms of respiratory infection from either of the herpes viruses in horses include anorexia, cough, fever, lethargy, nasal discharge and swollen glands. Within 2 to 10 days of exposure, the horse may experience a very high fever from 102 to 107 degrees Fahrenheit. The EHV-1 virus may result in mares aborting fetuses. The virus may also cause equine herpes virus myeloencephalopathy, a sporadic paralytic neurological disease.

EVH-1 and EVH-4 are contagious. The viruses may be spread via nasal secretions or airborne from coughs. These viruses are more rampant in weanlings and young horses. The viruses may quickly spread among young horses sharing stables or pasture land. Most mature horses do not develop a serious respiratory illness from the herpes virus due to an immunity fostered over time. However, the neurological form of the herpes virus affects mature horses more than younger horses.

Although consistent vaccinations do not prevent the spread of EHV, research findings indicate that vaccinations may reduce abortion rates. The medical community believes that EHV vaccinations decrease symptoms and severity of respiratory tract infections among foals and young horses. Vaccinations should be considered for donkeys and mules, as the EHV-1 and EHV-4 may be transmitted to these closely related animals.

Owners should report symptoms of the respiratory infection to a veterinarian. A veterinarian will want to conduct a blood test for low white blood cell counts to determine if the respiratory ailment is a result of EHV-1 or EHV-4. Antibiotics provide no benefit for a virus. There is no known cure for respiratory illness from either type of equine herpes virus. However, most mature horses will recover. Good nutrition is vital. A vet may recommend medication to help the infected horse to breathe comfortably.


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  1. lacybern6449
    Joy and Happiness is all i see right now. I have been suffering of this deadly disease GENITAL HERPES SIMPLEX since two years ago.i had spent a lot of money on drugs and going from one places to another,from churches to churches,hospitals has been my everyday residence,constant checks up have been my hobby not until one day,i was searching through the internet,i saw a testimony on how Dr tokubo helped someone in curing her HERPES. quickly i copied his email, just to give him a test i spoke to him,he asked me to do some certain things which i did,he told me that he was going to prepare a herbal cure for me,which he did and send it to me through DHL courier service thereafter i received it and after using the herbal cure within a weeks and two days i was totally cured, i had to go back to the same hospital that has never helped me and behold i was confirmed negative by the doctor, so today i am here to spread the good work of Dr Tokubo the great healer of my time,so you can contact him today he has a cure to all types of diseases,just contact him on his Email:drtokubotemple@gmail.com or call him/Whasapp his Mobil number:+2349037990322 or you can visit his website:https://highpriesttokubo.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/get-cured-from-all-manner-of-disease/
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  2. ashleybalton1
    IT IS REAL!!! HOW I COMPLETELY GOT RID OF 4 YEARS GENITAL HERPES WITHIN 7 DAYS... GOD IS AWESOME,I AM A LIVING TESTIMONY!!!!.... I have been dating for almost 7 years until i contracted GENITAL HERPES VIRUS from my Ex-boyfriend. Ever since then i have been searching for cure everywhere because i was feeling so uncomfortable having so many outbreaks, Most people have herpes in one form or another, i was first taking Antiviral medicines such as acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir), and valacyclovir (Valtrex), which are recommended for treating primary genital herpes outbreaks..But i needed to get rid of it completely, I came across so many testimonies online speaking about cure to herpes. i was so eager to be completely cured, I became a victim of fraud after contacting several so-called herbal doctors i was referred to. I lost a lot of money but i didn't stop searching for a cure. Then one faithful day,i came across a testimony of a lady saying that she got her Genital herpes cured by a GREAT HERBAL DOCTOR she called Dr. Aramide by contacting him through his email address. And she advised anyone with GENITAL HERPES or SIMPLEX HERPES to contact him for HERBAL CURE. I contemplated for about 4 hours whether or not to contact him. Then something inside of me told me to give a try. I then contacted him through his email and told my problems to him. He told me all the things I needed to do and also gave me instructions to follow, Which i did properly. Just within the 7 days of drinking and applying the herbal medication he sent to me through DHL delivery service, I started feeling changes in my body i went to my medical doctor for check-up, I was so happy when he told me i was no more having GENITAL HERPES VIRUS and that i was free, It was all tears of Joy from that moment, I never thought ROOTS & HERBS could cure HERPES and if i could ever meet a GENUINELY GREAT HERBAL DOCTOR. I'm so grateful to him. i am completely free from GENITAL HERPES VIRUS,i recommended him to a family friend having Simplex Herpes virus, He called me and told me he is also cured completely. I promised to share my own testimony like that of the lady on the internet. If you are also having *GENITAL & SIMPLEX HERPES... or need cure to diseases/viruses like.. *MENINGITIS... *MERS-CoV... *HIV... *LEISHMANIASIS... *LOW SPERM COUNT... *SHIGELLA INFECTION... *SYPHILLIS *CANCER... *LOWER RESPIRATORY INFECTION... *STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS... *HEPATITIS... *SHINGLES... *YELLOW FEVER... *POLIO... *LUPUS... *STROKE... *FIBROID... *EPILEPSY... *TUBERCULOSIS... *LEUKAEMIA... *DIABETES... *SICKLE CELL... *ASTHMA.. Etc.. Without Hesitation Contact him Today for a testimony through his Email _ dr.aramideherbalcure@gmail.com *GOD IS TRULY FAITHFUL*
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  3. gloryallen
    I have been suffering from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) for the past two years and had constant pain especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulating all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) by this Man Dr Aba and she also gave the email address: dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr. Aba telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email:: dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com or whatsApp his number on +2348107155060
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    For good things are painted in shinning color. As life is surrounded by many troubles which can come in These form; sickness, poverty, hatred, and many others.... The devil made it so but God opens ways to escape from it all only if you are sensitive. This lead me into sharing my story with you. I was infected with herpes which we all known to have no cure. I suffered of it for two years plus. Until my thinking change that there is no problem without solution. Then I stood up and search high and low for cure. I did that alone for some time but I realise that I can't do it alone without God so I involved He in my quest then he led me and brought me to a great man who cured me within 21days of using his special herbs. Now necessity is placed on me by nature to share his contact with you: ikhuoriaherbalredemption@gmail.com. That is his email. I love the life I live today. But carefulness has now become my watchword.
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