Equine Herpesvirus-1: Mutant Strain an Emerging Problem

Scientists from the Gluck Equine Research Center and the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center at the University of Kentucky recently reported that a particular mutant form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) that causes myeloencephalopathy (a degenerative disease of the brain and spinal cord) in horses has the potential to pose serious health and economic threats to the North American horse industry.

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