Prevalence of asinine herpesvirus type 5 (AsHV-5) infection in clinically normal Lipizzaner horses

James Oliver Rushton, Jolanta Kolodziejek, Barbara Nell, Norbert Nowotny

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The aim of this study was to assess the extent of asinine herpesvirus (AsHV) type 5 infection in 'closed' populations of clinically normal Lipizzaner horses. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells plus nasal and conjunctival swabs were obtained on four occasions over an 18. month period from 266 animals as part of a health surveillance programme. Sequence analysis of samples that were positive by nested consensus herpesvirus PCR but negative using quantified equid herpesvirus (EHV) type 2 and 5 PCR, revealed a total of 51 samples from 39 horses positive for AsHV-5. No statistically significant association between animal age, gender or geographical location and infection status was identified. The findings suggest sub-clinical AsHV-5 infection may be encountered more frequently than previously reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Journal
Volume200
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Herpesviridae Infections
Herpesviridae
asses
Horses
Rhadinovirus
horses
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Nose
infection
Sequence Analysis
Blood Cells
animal age
Geographical Locations
mononuclear leukocytes
Health
sequence analysis
Infection
Population
sampling
monitoring

Keywords

  • Asinine herpesvirus (AsHV) type 5
  • Equid gammaherpesviruses
  • Horse
  • Lipizzaner

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Prevalence of asinine herpesvirus type 5 (AsHV-5) infection in clinically normal Lipizzaner horses. / Rushton, James Oliver; Kolodziejek, Jolanta; Nell, Barbara; Nowotny, Norbert.

In: Veterinary Journal, Vol. 200, No. 1, 2014, p. 200-203.

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Rushton, James Oliver ; Kolodziejek, Jolanta ; Nell, Barbara ; Nowotny, Norbert. / Prevalence of asinine herpesvirus type 5 (AsHV-5) infection in clinically normal Lipizzaner horses. In: Veterinary Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 200, No. 1. pp. 200-203.
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