As many of you have heard, there's a deadly strain of the Herpes 2 Virus that is spreading in the US and has made it in to Canada. My area is a little more remote as far as population goes so horses are spread out more but there are a few stables. Earlier this week I learned the virus may be in our area. A phone call to the vet's office confirmed one case. Advise was to wash hands, remove any clothing that a horse may have blown on, the usual precautions to prevent the spread of any virus. Today I informed a fellow with ponies of the virus, that one horse had been diagnosed with the fatal version. The fellow was adamant that it wasn't in the area, that he'd know, yet he'd not talked to any of our vets. When it comes to horse care I go to the source, our vets, not listen to boneheads like him.