Herpes virus diseases are triggered by various herpes viruses.
The most important is the EHV-1 virus.
The various viruses can cause the following diseases:
- genital infections
- Neurological diseases as ataxia, impaired bladder function or paralysis
- inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes
The disease is usually accompanied by a fever between 38.5 ° – 41 ° C, many horses stop eating.
It is important to find an individual solution for each horse.
It would of course be best if the horse is completely in balance, the intestinal flora is built up, the supply of vital substances is ensured and it is kept and fed in a horse-friendly manner, then it can
be easily supported with naturopathy.
The most important herpes remedies are listed below:
- Rock rose, pure, ground or as tea
- Wheat germ oil (as a vitamin E supplier)
- rose hips
Herpes viruses are also easy to inactivate using common disinfectants.
Conventional medicine works with antipyretic, anti-inflammatories and antivirals.
Of course, the pharmaceutical companies have also developed vaccines again.
However, the side effects of vaccination are exactly the symptoms that are described above with the disease.
One can hardly speak of antibody formation, since the vaccination should be repeated every 6 months.
Only the disease, which the horses can still get, should run more harmlessly.
In addition, re-infections with field viruses cannot be prevented.
So think carefully and consider whether you should really vaccinate your horse.
Get well soon.