PULLMAN, Wash. – No news horses, llamas or alpacas will be admitted to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) for at least two weeks, except for critical emergencies, due to the potential for spread of the equine herpes virus type 1 (EHV-1).
There is no risk of transmission to people.
A horse in the hospital last week was confirmed to be shedding the virus, but there are no horses exhibiting signs of EHV-1 at WSU now. The virus does not affect cattle, sheep, goats, pigs or birds, and the remainder of the VTH remains open.
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