Outbreak of EI in show horses has officials on alert

On the heels of an equine influenza outbreak that shut down racing in Great Britain for eight days earlier this month, a handful of show horses have come down with the same virus in Ohio and Indiana.

Because the infected horses in the U.K. had raced at two different tracks and had come in contact with several horses that were stabled throughout the country, British racing officials felt it necessary to shut down racing until the situation was under control.

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