Failure to detect equid herpesvirus types 1 and 4 DNA in placentae and healthy new-born Thoroughbred foals

@inproceedings{Brown2019FailureTD,
  title={Failure to detect equid herpesvirus types 1 and 4 DNA in placentae and healthy new-born Thoroughbred foals},
  author={Lara Jean Brown and Geoff Brown and J H Kydd and Tom A E Stout and Martin L. Schulman},
  booktitle={Journal of the South African Veterinary Association},
  year={2019}
}
Equid herpesvirus type 1 is primarily a respiratory tract virus associated with poor athletic performance that can also cause late gestation abortion, neonatal foal death and encephalomyelopathy. Horizontal transmission is well described, whereas evidence of vertical transmission of equid herpesvirus type 1 associated with the birth of a healthy foal has not been demonstrated. This study sampled a population of Thoroughbred mares (n = 71), and their healthy neonatal foals and foetal membranes… CONTINUE READING

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