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Lessons Learned from Recent Equine Herpesvirus-1 Outbreaks


Equine herpesvirus-1 myeloencephalopathy is sporadic but is a potentially devastating manifestation of EHV-1 infection. Anecdotal field evidence suggests that EHM is becoming increasingly more common, leading to speculation that viruses with increased neurovirulence are circulating. This webcast will give a review of EHM and highlight new developments in the epidemiological, therapeutic and preventive field.

Presenter Details

Dr. Nicola Pusterla graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1991. Dr. Pusterla worked in the private and academic sector with a focus in large animal internal medicine. Dr. Pusterla earned his PhD degree from the University of Zurich with an emphasis on vector-born diseases. He joined UC Davis in 1998 where he currently has an appointment as a Professor in Equine Internal Medicine. Dr. Pusterla is also Chief of the Large Animal Medicine Services at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

Dr. Pusterla is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with an equine emphasis and he has ongoing interest in all aspects of equine internal medicine and dentistry. Dr. Pusterla’s research focuses on selected aspects of equine infectious diseases with an emphasis on epidemiology, clinical disease understanding, diagnostics, prevention, and treatment.

Watch the recorded webcast below!

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