Abortion caused by equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) is one of the most frequent abortions of infectious origin in Hungary; in spite of widely used control by vaccine, 14.9% of abortions are caused by this infection. On the basis of literature data, the author summarises the pathomechanism of the disease, and on the basis of own diagnostical experiences, he presents pathological and pathohistological changes found in the placenta and aborted foetus. For the diagnosis of the exact cause of abortion, he considers necessary histological examination, virus isolation, and demonstration of the antigen or viral nucleic acid. He also gives suggestions for the proper sample taking and its preservation in a state suitable for examination.
|Translated title of the contribution||Abortion in mare, caused by equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1): Pathomechanism, macroscopic and microscopic changes and results of immunhistochemical examinations. Literature review|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - May 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas