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An outbreak of paresis in mares and geldings associated with equid herpesvirus 1
  1. FA Crowhurst,
  2. G Dickinson and
  3. R Burrows

Abstract

An outbreak of paresis occurred on a small isolated stud farm in July 1980. Of the 42 horses on the stud, infection was confined to a group of nine in-foal mares and their foals and eight other horses which were either housed together at night or grazed adjacent pastures. Eight mares and two geldings developed ataxia or paresis and one mare died. Equid herpesvirus 1 was isolated from 17 animals and serological studies confirmed that 24 of 26 animals sampled had experienced infection.

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