April 09, 2018

A Promising Novel Treatment for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy

A recent article in American Veterinarian reviews a case study which investigators in southern Germany used heparin as a novel treatment approach during an acute EHV-1 outbreak with the neuropathogenic G2254 /D752 Pol variant. Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) infection has become a concern for many horse owners, especially those whose horses are stabled in large barns with numerous other horses. Living in close quarters can cause outbreaks of not only respiratory disease and abortion but also acute and life-threatening neurologic disease.

To view the full article, visit the American Veterinarian