Serological survey of equine herpesvirus infection in Minas Gerais state

Authors

  • Maria do Carmo Custódio de Souza Hunold Lara Instituto Biológico, São Paulo, SP
  • Camila Souza Torelli Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Elenice Maria Sequetin Cunha Instituto Biológico, São Paulo, SP
  • Eliana Monteforte Cassaro Villalobos Instituto Biológico, São Paulo, SP
  • Mariana Sequetin Cunha Instituto Biológico, São Paulo, SP
  • Ana Cristina P. P. Bello Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Escola de Veterinária, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Arildo P. Cunha Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Escola de Veterinária, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Jenner K. P. Reis Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Escola de Veterinária, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Rômulo Cerqueira Leite Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Escola de Veterinária, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Enio Mori Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2010.26815

Keywords:

Equids, Minas Gerais State, Equine herpesvirus, EHV

Abstract

Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) and 4 (EHV-4) are major pathogens affecting horses, and cause respiratory disease, abortion, perinatal mortality and neurological disease, bringing economical losses. This infection has been reported worldwide, but there are only a few studies in Brazil. The present study was undertaken in order to evaluate the occurrence and distribution of equine herpesviruses (EHV) infection in equids from ten regions of Minas Gerais State: Almenara, Bambuí, Curvelo, Governador Valadares, Montes Claros, Oliveira, São Gonçalo do Sapucaí, Teófilo Otoni, Unaí and Viçosa. To detect antibodies against EHV virus neutralization test in microplates was used. We found 17.6% (145/826) positive animals for EHV. 18.7% (140/749) positive horses, 6.8% (5/73) positive mules and none positive (0/4) donkeys. All ten regions studied showed animals reagents to EHV. The results suggest that EHV is widespread in equids of Minas Gerais State. It was observed a higher occurrence of antibodies against EHV in adult animals, indicating the potential of these animals as source of infection for foals.

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2010-10-01

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Lara M do CC de SH, Torelli CS, Cunha EMS, Villalobos EMC, Cunha MS, Bello ACPP, et al. Serological survey of equine herpesvirus infection in Minas Gerais state. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2010 Oct. 1 [cited 2024 May 24];47(5):352-6. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/26815