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Keith Roehr, State Veterinarian, Says Equine Herpes Virus Is Contained In Colorado

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An equine herpes (EHV-1) outbreak that started at a Utah horse competition, spread across at least eight Western U.S. states infecting dozens of horses nationally and forced the cancellation of dozens of events has finally been contained in Colorado.

9News reports that the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s office has not confirmed a new case of EHV-1 in the state since May 20.

According to 7News, Dr. Keith Roehr, Colorado’s state veterinarian, is lifting several of the quarantine and hold orders. However, Roehr says horse owners should remain cautious while traveling in or out of Colorado with horses. Entry permits are still required for any horses entering Colorado from out of state.

More information about preventative measures, travel permits and the latest updates about the EHV-1 containment can be found at the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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