Isolation of a gammaherpesvirus similar to asinine herpesvirus-2 (AHV-2) from a mule and a survey of mules and donkeys for AHV-2 infection by real-time PCR.

@article{Bell2008IsolationOA,
  title={Isolation of a gammaherpesvirus similar to asinine herpesvirus-2 (AHV-2) from a mule and a survey of mules and donkeys for AHV-2 infection by real-time PCR.},
  author={Stephanie A. Bell and N Pusterla and Udeni B R Balasuriya and Samantha M Mapes and Nicole L Nyberg and N. James Maclachlan},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={130 1-2},
  pages={176-83}
}
Equids are commonly infected by herpesviruses, but isolation of herpesviruses from mules has apparently not been previously reported. Furthermore, the genomic relationships among the various equid herpesviruses are poorly characterized. We describe the isolation and preliminary characterization of a mule gammaherpesvirus tentatively identified as asinine herpesvirus-2 (AHV-2; also designated equid herpesvirus-7 (EHV-7)) from the nasal secretions (NS) of a healthy mule in northern California… CONTINUE READING