Equine herpesvirus-1 consensus statement

J Vet Intern Med. May-Jun 2009;23(3):450-61. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2009.0304.x.

Abstract

Equine herpesvirus-1 is a highly prevalent and frequently pathogenic infection of equids. The most serious clinical consequences of infection are abortion and equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM). In recent years, there has been an apparent increase in the incidence of EHM in North America, with serious consequences for horses and the horse industry. This consensus statement draws together current knowledge in the areas of pathogenesis, strain variation, epidemiology, diagnostic testing, vaccination, outbreak prevention and control, and treatment.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / veterinary
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / virology
  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control
  • Disease Outbreaks / veterinary
  • Female
  • Herpesviridae Infections / epidemiology
  • Herpesviridae Infections / prevention & control
  • Herpesviridae Infections / veterinary*
  • Herpesvirus 1, Equid / classification
  • Herpesvirus 1, Equid / physiology*
  • Horse Diseases / epidemiology
  • Horse Diseases / virology*
  • Horses
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / veterinary
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / virology
  • Risk Factors
  • Viral Vaccines / immunology

Substances

  • Viral Vaccines