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Equine Respiratory Disease

Equine Respiratory Disease Considerations

Isolation

    • Strangles suspects
    • EHV-1 suspects (special instructions)
    • Horses with a fever >102°F (38.9°C), and any 2 of the following 3 signs; cough, nasal discharge, lymphopenia

Exception to Isolation

    • Horses with a fever >102°F (38.9°C), and any 2 of the following 3 signs; cough, nasal discharge, lymphopenia, where the clinical signs have been present for at least 10 days (e.g., pleuropneumonia)

Laboratory Procedures Required

    • Virus identification (from nasopharyngeal swab)
    • Equine influenza (ELISA); EHV 1/EHV 4 (PCR)
    • Microbiologic culture and sensitivity– swab, discharge
    • Serological titers from paired blood samples EHV 1, EHV 4, EVA, Equine influenza