Animal Diseases –
Equine / Horse

Equine arteritis

Epidemiology
Equine arteritis virus (EAV) belongs to the family Arteriviridae in the order Nidovirales. Equine viral arteritis has been identified on every continent.

Prevalence
The overall prevalence in France is below 10%. However, low national prevalence figures should not be allowed to mask a marked variation in the circulation of the virus within the equine population (in some establishments, over 50% of horses are seropositive).

Transmission
EAV is transmitted on the one hand by the venereal route (mare covered by a stallion excreting the virus, or artificially inseminated with infected semen) and on the other by the aerial route (contamination via the respiratory secretions of a recently infected horse).

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PCR

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EAVP50 LSI VetMAX™ Equine Arteritis Virus Real-Time PCR Kit 50 tests Contact Us  

West Nile virus (WNV)Top

Epidemiology
West Nile virus is a Flavivirus transmitted by mosquitoes. This virus can cause fatal neurological diseases in humans and horses (in about 1% of infections). Birds are the main reservoir of the virus. The monitoring of this virus by health authorities has helped to highlight an increase in severe forms of the disease in the late 1990s. Indeed, several human epidemics occurred in Europe, North America, and around the Mediterranean basin. Also, several epidemics affecting only horses have been described in Europe since 1998.

West Nile virus presents a significant variability in its nucleotidic sequence: lineage 1 is responsible for the vast majority of recent outbreaks and epidemics, while lineage 2 was responsible for the epidemics and equine epizootics in Hungary in 2008.

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PCR

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WNPEXO50 LSI VetMAX™ West Nile Virus Real-Time PCR Kit, dual IPC 50 tests Contact Us