- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

BARTLETT, Ill. (AP) - Horse stables in DuPage County are taking steps to protect their animals from equine herpes virus after one stable was placed under quarantine by Illinois animal health officials.

Two horses at Sunset Hill Farm in Bartlett have been euthanized and others have fallen sick. The virus has been confirmed by a lab test.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1WTReQg) other farms in the area have been notified. The virus can spread among horses through air, equipment, clothing and hands. Humans are not at risk.

Forest Trails Stable is among the stables taking precautions. The Bartlett stable is keeping visitors away for three weeks to protect the 40 horses boarded there.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has provided requested information to the stable operator and practicing veterinarians.

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Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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