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EHV-1 Horse Health Alert

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Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is a highly contagious disease that causes epidemic abortion in mares and respiratory and/or neurologic disease. The neurologic form is often fatal. In response to recent cases, our experts answer your EHV-1 questions.

About the Experts

Robert MacKay, BVSc (Dist), PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Robert MacKay, BVSc (Dist), PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a professor of large animal clinical sciences and large animal internal medicine at the University o.f Florida in Gainesville. His research interest focuses on equine neurology, anhidrosis, and endotoxemia

Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is currently an associate professor of equine internal medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as chief of large animal medicine and section head of equine medicine and dentistry. Pusterla’s research focuses on selected aspects of equine infectious diseases with an emphasis on epidemiology, clinical disease understanding, diagnostics, prevention, and treatment.