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Virus Infections of Equines

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Series: Virus Infections of Vertebrates

Edited By: MJ Studdert


Hardback | Dec 1996 | #85337 | ISBN: 0444825274
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The series "Virus Infections of Vertebrates" is intended to supplement the plethora of monographs devoted to individual viruses. It was the editors' aim to present a "zoocentric" approach instead of the "virocentric" course most authors follow. This sixth volume in the series provides an up-to-date overview of the main viruses affecting equines. Its approach is pragmatic, with an emphasis on essential and useful facts rather than on detail of disease history or molecular data. The organization of the chapters is strictly hierarchical and follows virus taxonomy. At the beginning of each chapter, a short family description discussing infections caused by viruses in this family is given. The chapters have been written either in an epic style, without subdivisions (when only few data were available) or in subdivisions dedicated to virus properties (physical and chemical characteristics, antigenic properties and cultivation), epizootiology, pathogenesis, disease signs, pathology (gross lesions and histopathology), immune reaction, laboratory diagnosis, prophylaxis and control. Extensive literature references have been provided for further study.


Preface. Introduction. Authors. Abbreviations. DNA Viruses. Poxviridae. 1. Poxivirus infections (F. Fenner).Herpesviridae. 2. Equine rhinopneumonitis and equine abortion (Equine herpesviruses 4 and 1) (M.J. Studdert, B.C. Crabb) 3. Equine coital axanthema (Equine herpesvirus 3) (M.J. Studdert). 4. Equine herpesvirus 2 and 5 infections (G.F. Browning, C.T. Agius). 5. Pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease) (M.J. Studdert). Adenoviridae. 6. Equine adenovirus infections (M.J. Studdert).Papovaviridae. 7. Equine and bovine papilloma virus infections (B.A. Vanselow, P.B. Spradbrow). RNA Viruses. Reoviridae. 8. Reovirus infections (G.F. Browning). 9. African horse sickness (W.W. Laegreid). 10. Equine encephalosis (W.W. Laegreid). 11. Equine rotavirus infections (G.F. Browning). Togaviridae and Flaviviridae. 12. Japanese, Western, Eastern and Venezuelan Encephalitides (C.H. Calisher, T.E. Walton). 13. Getah virus infection (C.H. Calisher, T.E. Walton). 14. Louping ill (M.J. Studdert). Arteriviridae. 15. Equine arteritis (A.A.F. de Vries, P.J.M. Rottier, M.C. Horzinek). Coronaviridae. 16. Coronavirus infections (M.J. Studdert). 17. Torovirus infections (M. Weiss, M.C. Horzinek). Picornaviridae. 18. Equine rhinovirus infections (M.J. Studdert). Mononegavirales - Paramyxoviridae. 19. Parainfluenza virus infections (M.J. Studdert). 20. Equine morbillivirus pneumonia (acute equine respiratory syndrome) (H.A. Westbury, P.K. Murray). 21. Borna disease. H. Becht, J. Richt). Rhabdoviridae. 22. Rabies (M. Aubert). 23. Vesicular stomatitis (G.J. Letchworth).Orthomyxviridae. 24. Equine influenza (J.A. Mumford, D. Hannant). Retroviridae - Lentivirinae. 25. Equine infectious anemia (R.F. Cook, C.J. Issel, R.C. Montelaro). Short reviews. 26. Postvaccinal hepatitis (M.J. Studdert). 27. Epidemiology and control of equine virus diseases (D.G. Powell). Appendix. Subject Index.

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