Experimental infection with equid herpesvirus 3 in seronegative and seropositive mares.

  title={Experimental infection with equid herpesvirus 3 in seronegative and seropositive mares.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Edith Barrandeguy and Aldana Vissani and Carlos Olguin and Gris Barbara and Herminio Valenzuela and L Gorbacho Becerra and Maria Silva Tordoya and Samuel Mi{\~n}o and {\'E}tienne Thiry},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={160 3-4},
Equine coital exanthema (ECE), caused by equid herpesvirus 3 (EHV-3), has been recognized as an economically significant venereal disease for years. However, no infection models on the natural host have been established. In order to set up an experimental infection protocol, seronegative and seropositive mares were topically inoculated in the perineal region with 4 × 10(6)TCID(50)/ml of EHV-3. Clinical signs were then evaluated by means of a designed scoring system, and body temperature was… CONTINUE READING
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