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Equine Herpes confirmed in two states

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Dr. Trey Morrison, Philema Animal Clinic Veterinarian. Dr. Trey Morrison, Philema Animal Clinic Veterinarian.
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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Veterinarians urge horse owners to make sure their animals are vaccinated after cases of equine herpes were confirmed in two other states.

The deadly virus is most frequently seen in show horses, big barns, or areas where there are a lot of horses moving in and out. There are different types of this virus.

Dr. Trey Morrison says the neurological version is the most deadly, but all of them can be prevented.

"You know where your horse is going and what horses are coming to your barn and also doing those vaccination programs, if you do all those things then you're doing everything you can," said Dr. Trey Morrison, Philema Animal Clinic Veterinarian.

Vets believe the chances of the virus spreading to other states are low, but the best way to prevent that is to get horses vaccinated.

 

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