Equine Herpesviruses: a Brief Review

Sanjay Kapoor
2014 Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences  
Nine equine herpesviruses (EHV) have been known to infect equines. Equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV1) is an important and ubiquitous viral pathogen of the horse and produces syndromes of respiratory disease, epidemic abortion and sporadic encephalomyelitis. This review article is focused on some aspects of EHV1 biology, its life cycle and pathogenicity in the natural host. Vaccination is one of the best options to fight EHV1 infection. Various strategies of vaccination that have been investigated
more » ... and developed over the past decades will be presented in this review. Diagnosis is important to start specific treatment. The latest diagnostic techniques which were developed recently together with conventional will also be discussed. All copyrights reserved to Nexus® academic publishers
doi:10.14737/journal.aavs/2014/2.2s.46.54 fatcat:abwoi2dwaba6lgta67ohw4jpqe