PRO/AH/EDR> Rotovirus – USA: (KY) horses, new strain

Rotavirus — United States
A new rotavirus not previously seen in horses is the culprit behind a rash of foal diarrhea cases seen during the 1st several months of the year [2021] at farms in Central Kentucky, according to researchers at the University of Kentucky’s (UK) Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
Because the virus is a different strain, it could not be detected using existing diagnostic tests for equine rotavirus A, and also the currently available commercial