Plasma D-dimer Concentration in Juvenile Elephants with and without EEHV-HD

Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus hemorrhagic disease (EEHV-HD) is the leading cause of mortality in juvenile ex-situ Asian elephants and is increasingly reported as a cause of morbidity and mortality in juvenile African elephants. Disseminated intravascular coagulation has recently been evidenced in cases of EEHV-HD. This project evaluates plasma D-dimer concentration in healthy juvenile elephants, elephants with EEHV viremia, and elephants with EEHV-HD in order to better understand the virus and help veterinarians with early diagnosis of non-overt EEHV-HD

IEF #EX1035

Project Years: 2023-2024

Project Partners:
Marjorie Bercier, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Massachusetts