OGDEN -- Private Utah veterinarians reported five new suspected cases of equine herpes virus-1 Thursday in two different locations.
The new cases have been linked to the cutting horse competition earlier this month in Ogden, according to the Department of Agriculture and Food. This makes seven confirmed cases and 13 suspected cases of the virus at six quarantined locations in Box Elder, Davis, Kane and Utah counties. So far, two horses have been euthanized after they went down and were unable to get back on their feet.
All horses suspected or confirmed to have EHV-1 will continue to be quarantined for 28 days following the end of any signs of the virus.