Test Suggests Ubiquitous Herpesvirus Strains Play Role in Abortion

Researchers from France have determined equine herpesvirus (EHV)-2 and -5 might play a small role in equine abortion. They used a sensitive and rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test--one that can identify sections of viral DNA--in their study.

EHV-1 is known to be the major herpesvirus responsible for equine abortion. The overall importance of the other EHVsin the horse industry has

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