Virus Infections of Ruminants

Edited by

  • Z. Dinter
  • B. Morein, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Section of Virology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Biomedical Center, Uppsala, Sweden

As its title suggests, this book is intended to give exhaustive information on virus infections and diseases occurring in ruminants. Each virus and corresponding disease is described in a separate chapter, and the chapters are ordered according to current virus classification. Contributing authors are experts on the virus and disease they describe. Where necessary, the text is accompanied by tables and pictures. The accent is placed on diagnosis of the disease by clinical observations including epizootological data. There is also a description of the laboratory procedures of diagnostic virology, and suggestions concerning control measures (e.g. vaccination and/or eradication policy).

This book should prove indispensable to: the practising veterinarian, by facilitating recognition of a viral disease, and giving advice on collecting appropriate specimens for laboratory investigation; the veterinary virologist by aiding the choice of appropriate diagnostic laboratory procedures, and recommending appropriate control measures; and the medical virologist by giving information on viral infections and diseases in ruminants, information that has already proved fundamental in understanding aetiology and pathogenesis of diseases in man caused by papilloma viruses, retroviruses, and prions.

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Book information

  • Published: August 1990
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-87312-5


I strongly recommend the book(s) to all teachers and workers in the field of virology, where the animal is the main concern. Practising veterinarians will find the books to be invaluable reference texts.
Australian Veterinary Journal

Table of Contents

DNA Viruses. Poxviridae. Vaccinia Virus (A. Mayr and C.-P. Czerny). Cowpox Virus (A. Mayr and C.-P. Czerny). Buffalopox Virus (A. Mayr and C.-P. Czerny). Camelpox Virus (A. Mayr and C.-P. Czerny). Bovine Papular Stomatitis Virus (A. Mayr and M. Büttner). Milker's Node Virus (A. Mayr and M. Büttner). Ecthyma (Orf) Virus (A. Mayr and M. Büttner). Sheeppox Virus (M. Merza and E.Z. Mushi). Goatpox Virus (M. Merza and E.Z. Mushi). Lumpy Skin Disease Virus (J.A. Woods). Herpesviridae. Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus (O.C. Straub). Bovine Mammillitis Virus (W.B. Martin). Pseudorabies Virus (S.B. Mohanty). Malignant Catarrhal Fever Virus (W. Plowright). Other Herpesviruses (S.B. Mohanty and B. Hyllseth). Adenoviridae. Bovine Adenoviruses (F. Bürki). Ovine Adenoviruses (S. Belák). Papovaviridae. Papillomaviruses (C. Olson). Parvoviridae. Bovine Parvoviruses (J. Storz). RNA Viruses. Reoviridae. Reovirus. Acute Respiratory/Enteric Disease in Calves and Sheep (J.H. Darbyshire). Orbivirus. Bluetongue Virus (B.J. Erasmus). Rotavirus. Bovine and Ovine Rotavirus (C.A. Mebus). Togaviridae. Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (B. Liess). Border Disease Virus (R.M. Barlow). Louping-ill Virus (H.W. Reid). Wesselsbron Disease Virus (B.J.H. Barnard). Coronaviridae. Neonatal Calf Diarrhea Virus (C.A. Mebus). Winter Dysentery of Adult Cattle Virus (J. Espinasse, M. Savey and M. Viso). Toroviridae. Breda Virus (G.N. Woode). Paramyxoviridae. Paramyxovirus. Parainfluenza-3 Virus in Cattle (D.G. Bryson). Parainfluenza-3 Virus in Sheep (J.M. Sharp). Morbillivirus. Rinderpest Virus (G.R. Scott). Peste-des-Petits-Ruminants (Goat Plague) Virus (G.R. Scott). Pneumovirus. Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (G. Wellemans). Ovine and Caprine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (G. Wellemans). Rhabdoviridae. Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (R.P. Hanson and B. McMillan). Rabies Virus (G.M. Baer). Bovine Ephemeral Fever Virus (T.D. St. George). Retroviridae. Oncornavirus. Bovine Leukosis Virus (M.J. van der Maaten and J.M. Miller). Lentivirus. Maedi-Visna Virus (G. Pétursson, G. Georgsson and P.A. Pálsson). Caprine Arthritis-Encephalitis Virus (O. Narayan and L.C. Cork). Jaagsiekte (Ovine Pulmonary Adenomatosis) Virus (D.W. Verwoerd). Bunyaviridae. Akabane Virus (Y. Inaba and M. Matumoto). Rift Valley Fever Virus (O.L. Wood, J.M. Meegan, J.C. Morrill and E.H. Stephenson). Nairobi Sheep Disease Virus (C. Terpstra). Picornaviridae. Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (J.A. Mann and R.F. Sellers). Bovine Enteroviruses (N.J. Knowles and J.A. Mann). Bovine Rhinoviruses (R.F. Sellers). Unclassified RNA Viruses. Calicivirus-Like Agents (G.N. Woode). Astroviruses (G.N. Woode). Borna Disease in Sheep (H. Ludwig and M. Kao). Unconventional Infectious Agents. Scrapie Agent (R.M. Barlow). Overviews. Acute Respiratory Disease in Cattle (J. Moreno-López.) Viral Gastroenteritis in Ruminants (L.A. Babiuk). Subject Index. Editors' Addendum. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.