Establishment of a rabbit model for bovine herpesvirus type 5 neurological acute infection.

@article{Meyer1996EstablishmentOA,
  title={Establishment of a rabbit model for bovine herpesvirus type 5 neurological acute infection.},
  author={Gilles Meyer and Myle'ne Lemaire and J. R. S. Lyaku and P. P. Pastoret and Etienne Thiry},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 1-2},
  pages={
          27-40
        }
}
This study was conducted to evaluate the suitability of the rabbit as a model for bovine, herpesvirus 5 (BHV-5) acute infection. In a preliminary experiment, a total of 24 one-month old New Zealand white rabbits were inoculated with BHV-5 or bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) by the intraconjunctival, intracerebral or intranasal routes. BHV-5 or BHV-1 inoculated in the conjunctiva induced virus proliferation in the eye mucosae and the nasal cavity of rabbits without meningo-encephalitis. On the other… CONTINUE READING