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Equine herpesvirus 1: characterisation of the first strain isolated in Colombia

Author(s) : A. Cano, C.M. Galosi, G.P. Martin Ocampos, G.C. Ramirez, V.J. Vera, L.C. Villamil & J.G. Chaparro

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This paper describes the isolation and characterisation of equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) in Colombia. The virus was isolated from a nasal swab and an aborted foetus of a pregnant mare imported from Argentina, with clinical signs of rhinopneumonitis. The new strain was characterised through culture and morphological, serological and immunocytochemical studies. Polymerase chain reaction and DNA restriction maps revealed an EHV-1 1P genome. This is the first report on the isolation and characterisation of EHV-1 in Colombia.
 
Keywords
Aborted foetus – Colombia – Equine herpesvirus 1 – First characterisation – Nasal swabs.

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