horseMADISON, Wis. — A Dane County boarding and training facility for horses has been quarantined after an outbreak of the highly contagious equine herpes virus. The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1wdskh6 ) one horse had to be euthanized just before Labor Day and two more at the same site have tested positive and are ill. The state veterinarian, Paul McGraw, says equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1, causes respiratory disease, abortion and intermittent outbreaks of neurologic disease in horses. Humans cannot acquire it but they can act as carriers. An outbreak earlier this year killed several horses in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. All three ?in Dane County were vaccinated in spring for rhinopneumonitis, which is the non-neurological form of the virus. But there are no vaccines ?for the neurologic form. Star Tribune Health