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What causes equine Rhinopneumonitis?
Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020
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Just so, what causes Rhinopneumonitis in horses?
Nature of the disease Equine rhinopneumonitis or Equine viral abortion is caused by infection with equine herpes virus type 1 (EHV1) which causes rhinopneumonitis, abortion, neonatal mortality and occasionally encephalomyelitis in horses and donkeys.
Also Know, what is horse rhinovirus? Rhinopneumonitis (“rhino”) in horses is roughly equivalent to the common cold in people---it is a highly contagious respiratory infection spread by virus that passes readily from horse to horse. Affected horses develop neurological signs, including altered gaits, ataxia, a floppy tail and urinary leakage.
People also ask, what causes EHV in horses?
The transmission of EHV-1 occurs after an exposure to an adult horse or foal with an active EHV-1 viral infection. This exposure generally occurs via respiratory shedding of the virus. The infected adult horse or foal may or may not be exhibiting clinical signs of disease.
Is there a vaccine for EHV 1?
A single manufacturer provides a licensed modified live EHV-1 vaccine. It is indicated for the vaccination of healthy horses 3 months of age or older as an aid in preventing respiratory disease caused by equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1).