EHV-1 (Equine Herpes)
Several cases of the EHV-1 virus occurred in Colorado. So far they have been documented in Boulder, Larimer, Weld, and Mesa Counties. The disease has also spread through other western states. The 2011 Equine Herpes Virus outbreak was scary, so I was prompted to post a few links about it. 2011′s outbreak is traced back to horses attending the National Cutting Horse Association’s Western National Championships in Ogden, UT held on April 29 to May 8, 2011. Counties first affected in Colorado were: Boulder, Larimer, Weld, and Mesa.
There are ample websites and resources for information about EHV-1, and some useful links are included here:
The most current information can be found HERE: http://www.colorado.gov/ag
Equine Herpes CSU release (contains more links to well-organized information at the bottom)
Equine Herpes Virus (American Association of Equine Practitioners 2006)