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Equine Herpesvirus

May 27, 2011

Faculty members of the Center for Equine Health and the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital have prepared a "White Paper on Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM)."

This information on the equine herpesvirus outbreak was developed as part of an extensive outreach effort with veterinary practitioners in California and beyond.

The paper contains material on the background of equine herpesvirus, diagnosis -- including new PCR techniques -- setting up isolation of sick animals, and vaccinations. The document also contains biosecurity procedures, travel guidelines, and more. 

While the paper is technical in nature, it is directed to a broad group of professionals in the equine industry as well as interested horse owners.

The publication is available at http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ceh/currenthealth.cfm