Equine Herpes Virus

Equine Herpes Virus - o Posterior paralysis o Loss of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Virus EHV-1, EHV-4 Incubation = 2-10 days ** Outbreaks occur annually among foals in areas with concentrated horse populations Transmission : Direct contact with: o Nasal secretions o Aborted fetuses o Placenta/placental fluids Diagnosis : Nasal swab Blood tests Abortions   look for gross + microscopic lesions on the fetus Symptoms : Fever Nasal discharge Mild coughing Neurological (EHV-1)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: o Posterior paralysis o Loss of bladder and tail function o Mild incoordination Prognosis = depends on severity of signs Treatment : Complete recovery in several weeks EQUINE HERPES VIRUS Avoid antibiotics Make sure there is no way for the disease to spread again Prevention : population control, vaccination, stress reduction...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AVS 332 taught by Professor Launer during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

Page1 / 2

Equine Herpes Virus - o Posterior paralysis o Loss of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online