New Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) Genotype

by | Oct 21, 2022 | Daily Vet Life

In this episode, Nichola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DAVDC-Equine, discusses the new equine herpesvirus type 1 genotype, H752, which was responsible for a 2021 EHV-1 outbreak in Pennsylvania. He reminds veterinarians that they should treat all EHV-1 strains as if they can cause neurologic disease, and he discusses the importance of daily temperature checks for high-risk horses. Finally, he advocates for conducting more research on risk assessment for EHV-1 to help show managers, horse owners and veterinarians better understand how to reduce disease and deaths.

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