One Case of Horse Herpes Confirmed in Texas

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Many of our NewsWest 9 Facebook viewers were talking about horse herpes being in West Texas. NewsWest 9 called around and found out that there was one confirmed case here in the Basin.

Horse herpes is called Neurologic EHV1.

It affects the brains of horses and can be transmitted through aerosol and even result in death of the affected animal.

One confirmed case in Texas was taken to a veterinary clinic in Andrews with the virus.

This horse was originally from Hobbs, New Mexico, he was treated and released.

Since then the animal has returned to New Mexico and is quarantined.

The Texas Animal Health Commission will continue to monitor all exposed horses closely.

The disease does not affect humans.

This is the only confirmed case in Texas so far.