Detection of pathogenic elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus in routine trunk washes from healthy adult Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus ) by use of a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction assay

Author(s): Jeffrey J. Stanton, DVM; Jian-Chao Zong, PhD; Erin Latimer, BS; Jie Tan, BS; Alan Herron, DVM; Gary S. Hayward, PhD and Paul D. Ling, PhD

Publication: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Publication Date: 2010

Abstract: To investigate the pathogenesis and transmission of elephant endotheliotropic
herpesvirus (EEHV1) by analyzing various elephant fluid samples with a novel EEHV1-specific real-time PCR assay.

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