Journal article

Isolation of caprine herpesvirus 1 from a major outbreak of infectious pustular vulvovaginitis in goats

KL Piper, CJ Fitzgerald, N Ficorilli, MJ Studdert

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

We describe an outbreak of infectious pustular vulvovaginitis caused by Caprine herpesvirus 1 (CpHV1) in a group of approximately 200, 8 month old virgin does that were imported to Victoria from New Zealand. CpHV1 was isolated in cell cultures from vaginal swabs from three of three affected does but not from two bucks that had been with the does. The identity of the virus as a herpesvirus was confirmed by negative stain electron microscopy. Restriction endonuclease DNA fingerprint analysis showed that the DNA fingerprints were similar, but not identical, to previously described CpHV1 isolates made in New Zealand, New South Wales, and in other parts of the world. Acute and convalescent phase ..

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