Immunohistochemical diagnosis of Caprine alphaherpesvirus 1 (CpHV-1) in Mexico

  • Samantha P. Llanos-Salinas Private clinic
  • Laura Cobos-Marín Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • Eugenia Candanosa-Aranda Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


The aim of this study was to identify the presence of Caprine alphaherpesvirus 1 (CpHV-1) in goat organs with suggestive injuries caused by the virus. A descriptive and retrospective study was performed, selecting necropsy cases suggestive of CpHV-1infection during a period of five years. Forty eight suspected cases were obtained, to which the immunohistochemistry technique with a CpHV-1 monoclonal antibody, was applied. We observed positivity in 24 goatling cases under 15 days (50%) and in 4 cases of adult animals (8.3%). The presence of CpHV-1 in goats from the Mexican plateau is confirmed.Key words: Caprine alphaherpesvirus, immunohistochemistry.
Sep 11, 2018
How to Cite
LLANOS-SALINAS, Samantha P.; COBOS-MARÍN, Laura; CANDANOSA-ARANDA, Eugenia. Immunohistochemical diagnosis of Caprine alphaherpesvirus 1 (CpHV-1) in Mexico. Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences, [S.l.], v. 50, n. 3, p. 139-142, sep. 2018. ISSN 0719-8132. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 may 2019.
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