Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

We conducted research at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine investigating equine rhinitis virus (ERV) as the cause of IAD exacerbations in horses. To identify patients with IAD, histamine bronchoprovocation and cytological analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was used to quantify airway hyperreactivity and inflammation. The prevalence of ERV and other equine respiratory viruses was determined via the RT-PCR of lung fluid samples and serology of blood samples. We hope this will be a step forward in equine pulmonology.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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