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Paso Robles horse show postponed due to equine herpes outbreak

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A horse show in Paso Robles was canceled Monday after news of a herpes outbreak among horses at a recent show in Las Vegas. 

AP reports Nevada officials started notifying 18 states, including California, after an Arizona Department of Agriculture veterinarian confirmed that a horse that participated in a Las Vegas show has been diagnosed with equine herpes virus-1. 

Arizona state officials say the infected horse has been quarantined. 

The outbreak has caused the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association to cancel the "Coyote Rock Ranch Round Up," which was set to start Tuesday through March 11. 

Organizers say the entire facility at the Paso Robles Event Center has been sprayed between events, including stalls, barns and other common areas where the horses are stationed. 

The incubation period of horses shedding the virus is between 14 and 21 days.

A later date for the horse show has not been announced. 

"We are working with NCHA right now to possibly re-schedule in three weeks, and that information will be made available as soon as we know something," the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association announced on its website

Equine herpes is highly contagious but can't spread to humans. 

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