Virus and horse specific risk factors for EHV1 neurological disease


Develop methodologies to predict the neuropathogenic potential of equine herpesvirus Type 1 strains circulating in Australia. The following journal article from this project has been published: "Comparing the genetic diversity of ORF30 Australian isolates of 3 equid alphaherpesviruses" Vet Microbiol 2014, 169:50.


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Melbourne

Objective Summary

To investigate virus and horsespecific risk factors that are important for the development of equine herpesvirus1 neurological disease.

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Project Start Date

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

HOR-Reduce the incidence and impact of diseases and parasites in horses


Related publications


Equine Research News - August 2014