Researchers Assess Prevalence of European Parvovirus-Hepatitis
“We found 35% of horses positive for antibodies, meaning that they had contact with the virus at some point in the past,” said Toni Luise Meister, PhD, of the Department of Molecular and Medical Virology in the Faculty of Medicine at Ruhr-University Bochum, in Germany.
“Furthermore, 7% of the horses had virus genetic material found in their serum,” she said. “This indicates that those horses were infected with the virus at the time of sampling.”
DNA testing revealed that these infections were no longer “acute,” meaning the horses were hosting a virus but already had antibodies against it
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