Deadly Horse Virus Affects The Lilac Parade - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Deadly Horse Virus Affects The Lilac Parade

KHQ.COM - Almost half of the horse units that were entered in the Lilac Parade have pulled out because of the deadly horse virus EHV-1.
 
There were 15 units, (each unit comprised of anywhere between 8-16 horses) now there are only 8 units. Owners of the horses want to reduce the chance of contracting the virus through contact with other horses.
 
Parade organizers sent out notifications to all of the units letting them know about the virus outbreak and explaining the precautions that the parade organizers were taking to keep horses safe and separated to reduce the chance of contracting the virus.
 
Parade officials said they have been working with Spokane Parks and Rec who they say have done a wonderful job to keep horses safe.
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