Virus and horse specific risk factors for EHV1 neurological disease

The University of Melbourne

  • Project code: PRJ-003758

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

  • National Priority: HOR-Thoroughbred diseases and parasites


Develop methodologies to predict the neuropathogenic potential of equine herpesvirus Type 1 strains circulating in Australia.

The following journal article from this project has been published: “Comparing the genetic diversity of ORF30 Australian isolates of 3 equid alphaherpesviruses” Vet Microbiol 2014, 169:50.


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Melbourne

Objective Summary

To investigate virus and horse-specific risk factors that are important for the development of equine herpesvirus-1 neurological disease.