Commentary on Equine Herpesvirus

The recent outbreaks of paralytic equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) infection at racetracks and training centers in Kentucky, Maryland, and Pennsylvania have illustrated the benefits of combining the old with the new. The old is the regular, twice-daily recording of a horse's temperature to determine if it is febrile and incubating an infection. The new is the PCR (polymerase chain reaction)

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