There are basic tools a farm, stable, or barn manager can use to reduce the incidence of equine herpesvirus outbreaks, and to moderate their effects if they do occur. Stress can cause latent herpesvirus to reactivate in a seemingly health horses; it has no clinical signs that indicate it could present a problem. In fact, when herpesvirus reactivates in some horses, they don’t show clinical signs, but they are spreading the virus despite appearing healthy. It’s impossible to know which horses are going to pass along herpesvirus. However, there are some horses that are at higher risk.

This free report gives horse owners and caretakers an overview of what actions to take to prevent spreading of herpesvirus, if an infection is suspected, and during an outbreak.