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Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) infection causes respiratory distress, abortion and neurological disease. Despite efforts and vaccination programs to control EHV-1, outbreaks continue to be a major problem threatening horses and related species worldwide, including zebras and rhinoceroses. Researchers will study the first stages of EHV-1 infections to better understand how the virus induces disease using CRISPR technology, a cutting-edge gene editing tool, to verify their findings. New information from this study will help inform the development of better diagnostics and treatments as well as improve EHV-1 control measures.

Study ID
D19EQ-003
Study Status
Active
Start Date
10/01/2019
Grant amount awarded
$88,560
Grant recipient
Freie Universität Berlin
Study country
Germany
Investigator
Osterrieder, Klaus
Study category
Infectious Disease