Journal article

Viruses associated with outbreaks of equine respiratory disease in New Zealand

M Dunowska, CR Wilks, MJ Studdert, J Meers

NEW ZEALAND VETERINARY JOURNAL | NEW ZEALAND VETERINARY ASSOC INC | Published : 2002

Abstract

AIM: To identify viruses associated with respiratory disease in young horses in New Zealand. METHODS: Nasal swabs and blood samples were collected from 45 foals or horses from five separate outbreaks of respiratory disease that occurred in New Zealand in 1996, and from 37 yearlings at the time of the annual yearling sales in January that same year. Virus isolation from nasal swabs and peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) was undertaken and serum samples were tested for antibodies against equine herpesviruses (EHV-1, EHV-2, EHV-4 and EHV-5), equine rhinitis-A virus (ERAV), equine rhinitis-B virus (ERBV), equine adenovirus 1 (EAdV-1), equine arteritis virus (EAV), reovirus 3 and parainfluenza vir..

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