The equine immune response to equine herpesvirus-1: the virus and its vaccines.

@article{Kydd2006TheEI,
  title={The equine immune response to equine herpesvirus-1: the virus and its vaccines.},
  author={Julia H Kydd and H. Townsend and Duncan Hannant},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={111 1-2},
  pages={15-30}
}
Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is an alphaherpesvirus which infects horses, causing respiratory and neurological disease and abortion in pregnant mares. Latency is established in trigeminal ganglia and lymphocytes. Immunity to EHV-1 lasts between 3 and 6 months. Current vaccines, many of which contain inactivated virus, have reduced the incidence of abortion storms in pregnant mares but individual animals, which may be of high commercial value, remain susceptible to infection. The development of… CONTINUE READING

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