To help clear confusion, TheHorse.com is hosting an online Q&A about equine herpesvirus type-1 at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, with neurologic disease researcher Dr. Rob MacKay of the University of Florida and epidemiologist Dr. Nicola Pusterla of the University of California, Davis.
Many aspects of EHV-1 are confusing and common questions include:
“What do you mean the virus ‘behaves’ in different ways?”
“What is the wild-type vs. the neuropathogenic strain?”
“Does it make a difference whether my positive horse has no clinical signs?”
“Will vaccinating help in the face of an outbreak?”
Ask the Vet LIVE is a free equine health care podcast and Q&A. Coordinated monthly by the editors of TheHorse.com and equine veterinarians, each Ask the Vet LIVE focuses on hand-picked equine health care topics, conditions and concerns. Veterinarians familiar with the subject present how-to's, hands-on advice and helpful topical information in an easy to follow format. In addition to answering pre-submitted questions during the podcast, veterinarians are available to answer questions submitted during each monthly equine health event. Each presentation is approximately 60-minutes in length and is available after the initial live event for on-demand listening on TheHorse.com.
Stay abreast of the latest outbreaks and cases of neurological strains of equine herpesvirus-1 across the United States, plus learn how to fight and protect against EHV-1.