Horses equine rhinopneumonitis from the Lima valley

S. Paolo Ríos, Z. Alfredo Benito, G. Hermelinda Rivera

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Abstract

© 2002 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved. The objective ofthis study was to determine the prevalence ofthe equine herpes virus type 1 (EHV-1), the causative agent ofequine rhinopneumonitis, in mature healthy horses of various breeds reared in Lima valley, Peru. For this purpose serum samples (n = 448) were collected during October 2000 till March 2001 for detecting neutralizing antibodies against EHV-1 by virus neutralisation test. The prevalence ofEHV-1 was 44.2 ± 4.6%. The highest prevalence was detected in Standardbred (52.6%) followed by Thoroughbred (47.1 %) and Peruvian horses de Paso (34.8%). Antibody titres against EHV-1 ranged between 2 to> 256. There was no statistical association between the presence of antibodies against EHV-1, sex, activity and location of the horses. This results indicate that the EHV-1 has wide distribution in horses reared in the Lima valley, Perú.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)66-71
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002

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