Nearly Two Dozen Horses Quarantined Due To Herpes Strain

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(WLNS) – Around two dozen horses have been quarantined after one died of a herpes strain.

It’s called Equine Herpes Virus and although it doesn’t pose harm to humans, it can cause abortions, partial paralysis and death in horses.

According to our media partners at MLive, a horse from Livingston County had the virus, but no other reports have been made.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development quarantined around 22 horses in Barry, Ionia, Livingston and Saginaw Counties.

Horse owners are being urged to vaccinate their animals.

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