EVA Outbreak Reported in New Mexico

An outbreak of Equine Viral Arteritis has been confirmed at a New Mexico Quarter Horse farm, according to a release from the Reference Laboratory for Equine Viral Arteritis at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center.

The reported outbreak was based on the widespread prevalence of high antibody levels to the virus in both mares and stallions, plus virus isolation from the semen of two stallions. The outbreak was reported to the New Mexico Livestock Board in Albuquerque, N.M., which is now investigating the potential for spread of the infection to other premises.

For more information about this outbreak or about EVA, the following resources are available:
What is EVA/How is it diagnosed?
AAEP Guidelines for breeding a mare to an equine arteritis virus-shedding stallion.

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