- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The state has quarantined a stable with 20 horses in Marion County after one was hospitalized with a serious viral disease.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture says the disease is the neurological form of equine herpesvirus, or EHV-1.

It’s highly contagious and widespread among horses. It can cause respiratory and neurologic disease, abortions, and in severe cases death.

It doesn’t sicken humans.

The horse has been treated at Oregon State’s Large Animal Hospital.

Investigators found that horses from the property were at events at the Linn County Fairgrounds April 16-19 and the Oregon Horse Center in Eugene April 25-26.

They said there’s no indication the disease had spread outside the quarantined animals.


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