Horse quarantines lifted after virus outbreak

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah agriculture officials say all quarantine orders issued to prevent the spread of a potentially deadly horse virus have now been lifted.Dr. Bruce King, Utah’s state veterinarian, says all horse owners should feel free to participate in rodeos, horse shows, parades and other events with no more risk of contracting the disease than before the recent outbreak.The outbreak of the equine herpes virus began at an Ogden horse show in early May. More than 70 infected animals were identified across the West and Canada. At least a dozen horses were euthanized.Seven Utah equestrian facilities were initially placed under quarantine.

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