Amidst an alarming outbreak of equine herpes in Nova Scotia, horse owners in Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) Although no cases have been reported in P.E.I., Dr. Wood emphatically emphasizes that horse owners should remain vigilant. Equine herpes manifests through various symptoms, including lethargy, apparent confusion, stumbling, and loss of balance. However, it is essential to note that currently, there is no specific vaccine available to protect horses against this strain of herpes. He recognizes the potential devastation equine herpes could inflict on the harness racing industry and stresses the importance of sustained efforts to keep this infection at bay.
Source: CBC News November 19, 2023 23:49 UTC