EHV vaccinations

What to do if you suspect EHV?

By Josh Slater on 02 August 2019

It’s imperative to contact your vet immediately if you think your horse may have Equine Herpes Virus. While in most cases horses will make a good recovery from EHV respiratory disease, the prognosis is variable for those with EHV neurological disease.

In the final of our series of four essential-listening EHV awareness vlogs Professor Josh Slater, European Veterinary Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine, explains what your vet will do to diagnose EHV and how you can reduce the risks to other horses.

Listen to the third in our series of four essential-listening EHV awareness vlogs from Professor Josh Slater, European Veterinary Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine, to learn why, in his opinion, EHV vaccination should be seen as a core vaccine alongside flu and tetanus.

In other blogs Josh explains what EHV is, types of EHV, signs to look for and the role of vaccination.

Did you know? 

Humans can spread Equine Herpes Virus indirectly via their hands or clothing if they have been in contact with an infected horse.

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Professor Josh Slater PhD, BVM&S, DipECEIM


Professor Josh Slater BVM&S, PhD, DipECEIM. Josh is an expert in equine infectious respiratory diseases and has advised extensively on biosecurity for numerous international equine competitions. He has a particular interest in herpesviruses, influenza and Streptococcus equi, the cause of strangles.

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