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Equine Herpesvirus 1. Trojan Horse in the 2021 rhinopneumonitis outbreak

New article published in Profesión Veterinaria

July 30th, 2021

Cruz F., Santiago I., Gonzalez S., Varela M., Dorrego Rodríguez A., Perez MD., Serres C. and de Juan L..


At the end of February and throughout the month of March, multiple cases of infection with Equine Herpesvirus type 1 (Equine herpesvirus 1, EHV-1) were confirmed in Spain and several European countries in horses that had participated in show jumping competitions in Spain. and Portugal.

EHV-1 infection is endemic in most horse populations throughout the world, causing severe economic losses associated with outbreaks of respiratory disease, miscarriages, neonatal deaths, and myeloencephalopathy.

The effects of this virus in horses occur at three levels: first, the sporadic appearance of mild respiratory illness with fever in horses less than two years of age, leading to interruptions in training. Secondly, abortions that occur during the third trimester of pregnancy in mares, which entail great economic losses. Finally, and perhaps the most dramatic effect, the appearance of outbreaks of neurological disease (equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy or MHE) that produces complete restrictions of movement, completely stopping any activity of rearing, training, competitions and equestrian events.

This is the case of the outbreak that occurred in Valencia at the end of February 2021, a historic outbreak that has put the equine sector, already sensitized to the current COVID-19 pandemic, on high alert.





Related link: Equine Herpesvirus 1. Trojan Horse in the 2021 rhinopneumonitis outbreak

Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Vigilancia Sanitaria Equina (SEVISEQ). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM). 111

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM). 111

Universidad ComplutenseHospital Clínico Veterinario Complutense (HCVC). Universidad Complutense (UCM). 111

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM). 111







Profesión Veterinaria

TITLE: Herpesvirus equino 1. Caballo de Troya en el brote de rinoneumonitis 2021


TYPE: Article


AUTHORS: Cruz F., Santiago I., Gonzalez S., Varela M., Dorrego Rodríguez A., Perez MD., Serres C. and de Juan L..


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


First
Fátima Cruz López
3rd
Sergio González Domínguez
5th
Abel Dorrego Rodríguez
Last
Lucía de Juan Ferré

JOURNAL: Profesión Veterinaria


LANGUAJE: Spanish


NUMERATION: 96:6-18


DATE: July 30th, 2021


PUBLISHING COMPANY: Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Madrid



CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Cruz F., Santiago I., Gonzalez S., Varela M., Dorrego Rodríguez A., Perez MD., Serres C. and de Juan L. Herpesvirus equino 1. Caballo de Troya en el brote de rinoneumonitis 2021.. Profesión Veterinaria. 96:6-18. Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Madrid. 2021. (Article)


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