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Evaluating if Stress Is Responsible for Herpesvirus Reactivation in Horses

Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) is a threat to horses worldwide, causing abortions and neurological disorders. After initial infection with EHV-1, the virus becomes dormant, but it can reactivate when animals are stressed. This study examines the stress response in cells and its relationship to EHV-1 reactivation, thereby taking an important step toward the development of new prevention and treatment strategies.

Dr. Andrea L. Di Marzo, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Pilot Study