Leporid herpesvirus 4
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Leporid herpesvirus 4 (LHV-4) is a novel alphaherpesvirus identified in domestic rabbits O. cuniculus.
- 1990's - Commercial rabbits in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, Canada. Thought to be LHV4.
- 2008 - Mini Rex and crossbred rabbits in a rabbitry in Alaska. LHV4 affected over half of the 55 rabbits on the premises, and 16 rabbits died or were euthanatized because of illness.
- 2010 - 1.5-year-old intact female New Zealand white pet rabbit in northern Ontario, Canada. Housed outside in a hutch, passed away.
Affected animals presented with conjunctivitis, subcutaneous swellings, lethargy, respiratory distress, and abortion.
- Wildpro. Fatal Herpesvirus Infection of Rabbits
- Sunohara-Neilson, JR et al. (2013). Experimental Infection of New Zealand White Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculi) with Leporid herpesvirus 4
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- Marina L. Brash, Éva Nagy, Yanlong Pei, Susy Carman, Susan Emery, Alec E. Smith, and Patricia V. Turner. (2010). Acute hemorrhagic and necrotizing pneumonia, splenitis, and dermatitis in a pet rabbit caused by a novel herpesvirus (leporid herpesvirus-4).