Caprine Herpes Virus Isolation

Caprine herpes virus can cause ulcerative balanoposthitis vuvlovaginitis, respiratory disease and abortion in goats. Only genital disease has been described in Australia. 

This test is undertaken by specialist referral government laboratories and requires pre-arranging transport media and notification of the laboratory to expect the sample.

A virus neutralisation test is also available to check for antibody in affected goats.




Vaginal or preputial scraping or swabs

Collection protocol:

Swab of lesions

Special handling/shipping requirements:

Ship all samples chilled