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There are no legal notification requirements for EHV in the UK although it is recommended that owners inform their national breeders’ association if EHV abortion or neurological diseases occur. In the UK, Thoroughbred breeders should notify the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and non-Thoroughbred breeders their relevant breed association.

Because the infection may spread easily between horses and can have severe consequences, it is very important to quickly alert owners of horses that might be at risk of infection through contact with infected horse(s) or premises.