Equine Viral Arteritis

There are many myths and much misinformation surrounding the equine disease viral arteritis. Here we present a list of facts in an attempt to clarify and educate the breeding public.

Glossary of Terms

Acutely infected/acute: Any animal (mare, stallion or gelding) in the active stages of infection - not a stallion that is harbouring and shedding.
Seropositive: An animal that tests positive for the presence of antibodies against a disease in their blood.
Seroconvert/seroconversion: An animal that was previously negative, but then tests positive for antibody presence in the blood.

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