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Viral Arteritis of Horses

  • T. B. Crawford
  • J. B. Henson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 241)

Abstract

Although acute vasculitis is an important part of a number of human and animal diseases, the etiology and pathophysiological consequences of these lesions are not well understood. More knowledge about the incitors and effects of acute damage to blood vessels is needed to facilitate the understanding, prevention, and treatment of peripheral vascular disease. Recent work has begun to reveal some of the stimuli which damage blood vessels and the ways in which the vessels respond to them. We have been studying the pathogenesis of equine viral arteritis (EVA), a viral disease of the horse which causes a fulminant generalized vasculitis (1, 2). Results of these studies show how the virus induces injury to the vessels and shed some light on the pathophysiologic effects of acute vascular damage in the horse.

Keywords

Peripheral Vascular Disease Vascular Lesion Viral Antigen Vascular Damage Equine Infectious Anemia Virus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. B. Crawford
    • 1
  • J. B. Henson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary PathologyWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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