Project

Genetic Characterization and molecular epidemiology of equine herpes virus 1 in working equids in Ethiopia

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
Ethiopia equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV1) molecular epidemiology
 
Project description

Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV1) causes severe diseases in equines worelwide. Hovever, in Ethiopia there is no EHV1 vaccination program. A better understanding of the molecular epidemiology and diversity of EHV1 will provide insights for the design of appropriate control strategies. As a result, the impact of EHV1 on equine losses and subsequently on the poverty of farmers in Ethipoia will be reduced.