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UW-River Falls Animal Health Professor Peter Rayne is shown with Tonka at the university’s Campus Laboratory Farm. (River Falls Journal photo by Chuck Nowlen)

UW-RF expert: Awareness, fast response helped contain deadly horse virus

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An outbreak of the potentially deadly Equine Herpes Virus threw a scare into the local horse community early this year but was contained by quick action on well-established response protocols, according to a UW-River Falls expert.


“It’s one of those things where you have to be ever-vigilant,” Animal Health Professor Peter Rayne said in an interview last week.

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Chuck Nowlen
Chuck Nowlen joined the Star-Observer team as a business, township and general-assignment reporter in April, 2014 after a three-decade career in newspapers and magazines, and as a newsroom-management/business-planning consultant.
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