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Respiratory Profile ( horse ) - PCR

Test number: 8224

1 ) Herpes virus EHV1 / EHV4 (Horse) PCR
Species
Horse / Equine .
The Disease
Infections with EHV1 and EHV4 primarily cause diseases of the respiratory tract. The relevance of clinical symptoms is depending on age and immune status of the infected animal. Especially infections with EHV1 can spread beyond the respiratory mucosa and cause severe manifestations of the disease: abortions, perinatal death of foals, neurologic disease. Once infected, horses stay carrier of virus lifelong. The virus can be activated endogenously by adverse conditions (stress etc.). Latent organs are the lymphatic tissues and the leucocyte fraction. Including vaccinated horses there is a high sero-prevalence within population. In recent years there are an increasing number of reports about an extremely severe EHV-1 associated form of neurologic disease, which is caused by an neurotropic EHV-1 strain with aggressive replication.
Description

PCR

PCR from nasal swabs/secretions of respiratory tract, liquor cerebrospinalis or abortion material including faecal membranes. Blood is only second-choice material during pyremia. Since the leucocyte fraction is a latent organ an analysis of the buffy coat can be tempted. Positive results mean that the horse was in contact with Herpes virus. Interpretation as for acute or chronic infection is vague. In contrast analysis of blood can make sense in young animals.

Sample Requirements
A , AM , LQ , EB .

swab (nose or pharynx), BAL, CSF, tissue (e.g. abortion material), EDTA blood (viraemia)

Turnaround
1-3 days
2 ) Influenza A virus -PCR
Species
Dog / Canine , Horse / Equine , Others , Pig / Swine .
Description

Realtime PCR

Influenza A viruses belong to the family Orthomyxoviridae and are mostly found in humans, pig, poultry and horses, but also in many others such as birds or dogs.

Horse

Equine influenza is caused by the subtypes A equi 1 (H7N7) and A equi 2 (H3N8), although H7N7 has not been very present anymore over the past 30 years. In susceptible Equidae, an infection causes fever and a rough, dry cough. In unvaccinated populations, the virus spreads quickly. Secondary bacterial infections with mucopurulent nasal discharge are frequent and mask the clinical picture, especially in partially immune populations.

Pig

Pigs may not only become infected with porcine, but also with human and avian influenza viruses and thus contribute to the creation of reassortant influenza viruses. The influenza pandemics in humans in 1918/19 and in 2009 were caused by pig influenza viruses. In pigs, primary infections are usually linked to livestock transport. The infection spreads explosively in the population.

Sample Requirements
A .

swab (respiratory tract), BAL

Turnaround
1-3 days
Price

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    Laboklin (UK),   125 Northenden Road, Manchester, M33 3HF

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See Also:
Abortion Profile ( horse ) - PCR  
Eye Profile ( horse ) - Herpes virus EHV2 / EHV5 (Horse) PCR  
Respiratory Profile ( foal ) - PCR  

 
 
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