Recurrence of equine coital exanthema in thoroughbred stallions
- Jae Hyuk Yang , Yoon Kyu Lim
- Korean Journal of Veterinary Research(구 대한수의학회지)
- 제53권 제3호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 175 - 176 (2 pages)
The object of this study was to evaluate recurrence of equine coital exanthema (ECE) whether re-infection or re-activation of causative virus. ECE is a venereal disease of horses caused by equine herpesvirus type 3 (EHV-3). Like other herpesviruses, it may persist in infected horses for a long time. There is a controversy on the cause of ECE as the recurrence or the reinfection. This disease had occurred firstly on stallions and broodmares in Korea. The horses had rebreeded after healing routinely. Next year, the disease recurrented on the just same affected horses among stallions. The result of this study, re-outbreak of ECE in stallions is recurrence of ECE, but not reinfection of the virus.