We usually have cases of equine herpes virus crop up in the fall, when horses are being transported long distances and the change in weather is equated with changes from north to south for thousands of racehorses and show horses. But EHV just won’t stay out of the news this year, and there is simply no good time of the year for a horse to be sick.

A new outbreak in California is sure to be of interest, with last spring’s widely publicized outbreak still fresh in our minds. Today’s news has some interesting twists that will capture everyone’s attention–some day this could happen to any of us. Let’s look at this in chronological format, one day at a time.