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Equine viral encephalitis: prevalence, impact, and management strategies

Barba, Marta; Fairbanks, Emma; Daly, Janet M.


Marta Barba

Emma Fairbanks

Professor of Viral Zoonoses


Members of several different virus families cause equine viral encephalitis, the majority of which are arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) with zoonotic potential. The clinical signs caused are rarely pathognomonic; therefore, a clinical diagnosis is usually presumptive according to the geographical region. However, recent decades have seen expansion of the geographical range and emergence in new regions of numerous viral diseases. In this context, this review presents an overview of the prevalence and distribution of the main viral causes of equine encephalitis and discusses their impact and potential approaches to limit their spread.


Barba, M., Fairbanks, E., & Daly, J. M. (2019). Equine viral encephalitis: prevalence, impact, and management strategies. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports, 2019(10), 99-110. doi:10.2147/VMRR.S168227

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 8, 2019
Publication Date Aug 7, 2019
Deposit Date Aug 6, 2019
Publicly Available Date Aug 6, 2019
Journal Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports
Electronic ISSN 2230-2034
Publisher Dove Medical Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2019
Issue 10
Pages 99-110
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