Seroprevalence of antibodies against equine ...
|Title||Seroprevalence of antibodies against equine arteritis virus in horses residing in the United States and imported horses|
|Author(s)||P. Hullinger, I. Gardner, S. Hietala, G. Ferraro, N. MacLachlan|
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association|
|Abstract||A serological survey was conducted to compare the seroprevalence of antibodies against equine arteritis virus (EAV) in horses residing in the United States (California; n=364) with that of imported horses (from various countries; n=226). Serum samples were collected from each imported horse and from up to 20 horses on each operation. Samples were tested against EAV using a serum neutralization test. Results show that 1.9% of resident horses and 18.6% of imported horses were seropositive to EAV, including 16.1% of imported stallions. Results indicate that the EAV seroprevalence of horses residing in California is considerably lower than that of imported horses, including imported stallions.|
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