USA: Oct 19, 2010 – Distemper outbreak kills wild horses at Herriman center

By brandon loomis

Federal wild-horse managers are suspending adoptions from their Herriman center and placing a quarantine on about 500 animals because of an equine-distemper outbreak.

Eleven horses have died – some on their own and some from euthanasia after being badly stricken – and two- or three-dozen more show signs of the upper-respiratory infection, said Gus Warr, head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Utah wild-horse and burro program.
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