The Horse Plague
The horse plague – sketches about town during the epidemic, by Theodore R. Davis. From Harper’s weekly : a journal of civilization.  1872


On the evening of October 21st only a few animals were affected, but on the morning of the 22d there was scarcely an animal of the equine species that was not affected.  Horses, mules, and even a zebra.  More than twenty thousand were suffering in different degrees. 1

(See also Influenza before 1918, part II: 1872)

  1. Annual report of the Department of Health of the State of New Jersey. By The New Jersey State Dept. of Health, 1877 (“Epizootic influenza”, p. 160)  []