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Trials of an inactivated equid herpesvirus 1 vaccine: challenge with a subtype 1 virus
  1. R Burrows,
  2. D Goodridge and
  3. MS Denyer

Abstract

Vaccinated yearlings , two-year-old and in-foal pony mares with appropriate controls were exposed to aerosols of a subtype 1 virus one to two months after two or three vaccinations; all became infected. No obvious differences in the febrile responses, clinical signs and subsequent abortions were found between vaccinated and control mares. All vaccinated yearlings and two-year-old ponies developed a febrile respiratory disease but this was less severe than that suffered by the controls and the amounts and duration of virus shedding were reduced.

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