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Equine Herpes Virus

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

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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)
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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...
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