Equine Herpesvirus: Mutation and More Questions

One of the biggest debates raging about equine herpesvirus meyloencephalopathy (EHM, the neurologic form of EHV-1) is whether there is a single mutant strain that is in circulation that causes EHM; whether the wild strain can "convert" to the mutant neurologic strain; whether the wild strain can cause EHM without converting to the mutant strain; and whether any other strains of herpesviruses.

In this free report, we will provide horse owners and caretakers with an overview of the roles of pathogenesis, protection and the role of vaccination in prevention of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathyas discussed during a meeting hosted by the C.L. Davis Foundation and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians on Equine Herpesviral Diseases.

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