Isolation of equine herpesvirus type 5 in New Zealand.

  title={Isolation of equine herpesvirus type 5 in New Zealand.},
  author={Magdalena Dunowska and Joanne Meers and Colin Reginald Wilks},
  journal={New Zealand veterinary journal},
  volume={47 2},
AIM To report the first isolation of equine herpesvirus 5 (EHV-5) in New Zealand as part of a study of equine respiratory viruses in New Zealand. METHODS Nasal swabs and peripheral blood leukocytes were collected from 114 foals and adult horses, inoculated on to equine fetal kidney, rabbit kidney and Vero cell lines and observed for cytopathic effect. EHV-5 isolates were identified using an EHV-5 specific polymerase chain reaction. All samples positive for EHV-5 were also checked for the… CONTINUE READING