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Peter J . Timoney, MVB, MS, PhD, FRCVS
Gluck Equine Research Center
Work is continuing into defining the genomic markers of pathogenicity among strains of equine arteritis virus with particular reference to the virus' potential to cause abortion/illness and death in young foals and establishment of the carrier state in the stallion.
Enhancement of existing laboratory test procedures for the diagnosis of equine arteritis virus infection remains a significant area of investigation. Additionally, efforts are in progress to develop a safer, modified live virus marker vaccine and a comparison diagnostic test against equine viral arteritis.
nother area of current interest is contagious equine metritis and the possible clinical significance and role of Taylorella asinigenitalis in causing the disease. The distribution and frequency of infection with this bacterium in the non-horse equid population is currently under study as well as persistence of T. asinigenitalis on the external genitalia of the castrated donkey jack.
Maxwell H.Gluck Equine Research Center
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