Project

Latent paillomavirus infections in horses

Duration
01 October 2008 → 14 November 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Dermatology
    • Immunology
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
    • Dermatology
    • Immunology
    • Microbiology
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
    • Dermatology
    • Immunology
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
Keywords
horses latency papillomavirus
 
Project description

The development of equine sarcoids following latent bovine paillomavirus infection will be studied as well as variations in DNA sequence. Latent equine paillomavirus infections in the horse population and the evolution of EcPV-2 latency towards squamous cell carcinomas will be studied. The papillomavirus responsible for aural plaques will be characterized and the horse population will be screened for the presence of new papillomaviruses.