Journal article

EQUINE HERPESVIRUSES - EXPERIMENTAL-INFECTION OF A FETUS WITH TYPE-2

LJ GLEESON, MJ STUDDERT

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY ASSN | Published : 1977

Abstract

Intrauterine infection of pregnant mare with equine herpesvirus type 2 (EHV 2) did not result in foetal abortion, stillbirth or recognisable disease. Collection of uterine fluid by allantocentesis or amniocentesis 107 days after inoculation confirmed that intrauterine infection was established. EHV 2 was isolated from both allantoic and amniotic fluid separately collected at the time of elective Caesarean section 156 days after inoculation and virus neutralising antibody to EHV 2 was present in the foal's presuckle serum at birth. A very mild clinical disease, characterised by a scant, mucous oculo‐nasal discharge was observed between 4 and 11 days after birth. EHV 2 was isolated from 22 nas..

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