Risk of Equine Viral Arteritis from Imported Stallions

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Equine arteritis virus (EAV) causes a flu-like illness in adult horses called equine viral arteritis, and is responsible for abortion in mares and pneumonia in foals. Stallions can be become persistently infected and shed the virus in their semen. EAV is not commonly encountered in the United States but it is a significant problem in other countries. Currently, the United States has no import

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