Veterinary Virology

Veterinary Virology

3rd Edition - October 15, 1999

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  • Authors: Frederick Murphy, E. Gibbs, Marian Horzinek, Michael Studdert
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080552033

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Completely rewritten, this edition has expanded coverage of zoonotic viruses and the diseases they cause, and viruses and viral diseases of laboratory animals, poultry, fish, and wildlife. The concept of new emerging and reemerging viral diseases reflects the new perspective this concept has brought to veterinary and zoonotic virology and related fields.Part I presents fundamental principles of virology related to animal infection and disease. Part II details the properties and clinical features of the viruses that afflict animals and describes their treatment and control.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of animal viruses, viral diseases, and viral zoonoses
  • Covers veterinary and zoonotic virology from the perspective of pathogenesis of viral infections, as well as from the perspective of disease prevention and control


Veterinary undergraduate and graduate students, postgraduates studying animal viruses, virologists, microbiologists, and veterinarians interested in infectious diseases.

Table of Contents

  • Principles of Virology:
    The Nature of Viruses as Etiologic Agents of Veterinary and Zoonotic Diseases.
    Viral Taxonomy and Nomenclature.
    Viral Replication.
    Viral Genetics and Evolution.
    Virus-Cell Interactions.
    Mechanisms of Infection and Spread of Viruses through the Body.
    Determinants of Viral Virulence and Host Resistance-Susceptibility.
    Immune Response to Viral Infections.
    Pathogenesis of Viral Diseases: Viral Strategies and Host Defense Mechanisms.
    Pathogenesis of Viral Diseases: Representative Model Diseases.
    Mechanisms of Viral Oncogenesis.
    Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases.
    Vaccination against Viral Diseases.
    Epidemiology of Viral Diseases.
    Surveillance, Prevention, Control, and Eradication of Viral Diseases.
    Veterinary and Zoonotic Viral Diseases:

    Prions: Agents of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies.
    Other Viruses:
    Hepadnaviridae, Deltavirus.
    Viral Diseases by Domestic Animal Species. Glossary.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 640
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1999
  • Published: October 15, 1999
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080552033

About the Authors

Frederick Murphy

Frederick Murphy
Frederick A. Murphy, DVM, PhD, is professor, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston. He holds a BS and DVM from Cornell University and a PhD from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). Formerly he was dean and distinguished professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, and distinguished professor, School of Medicine, UC Davis. Before that he served as director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, and director of the Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences and the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine. He holds an honorary Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Turku, Finland; an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Guelph, Canada; an honorary Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of London, United Kingdom; an honorary Doctor of Science from University College Dublin, Ireland; the Presidential Rank Award of the U.S. Government; the PennVet World Leadership Award from the University of Pennsylvania, and the Distinguished Microbiologist Award from the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. At UTMB, he is a member of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Galveston National Laboratory, and McLaughlin Endowment for Infection and Immunity. His professional interests include the pathology and epidemiology of highly pathogenic viruses/viral diseases: rabies and the rabies-like viruses, arboviruses, hemorrhagic fever viruses, and other neurotropic viruses. He has been a leader in advancing the concepts of “new and emerging infectious diseases” and “new and emerging zoonoses” and “the threat posed by bioterrorism.” Most recently, he has been working on Internet resources on the history of virology: “The Foundations of Virology” at

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

E. Gibbs

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.

Marian Horzinek

Affiliations and Expertise

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Michael Studdert

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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