Viral and Mycoplasmal of Laboratory Rodents

Viral and Mycoplasmal of Laboratory Rodents

Effects on Biomedical Research

1st Edition - December 9, 1986

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  • Editor: Pravin Bhatt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323142182

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Viral and Mycoplasmal Infections of Laboratory Rodents: Effects on Biomedical Research contains the proceedings of a conference held at the National Institutes of Health on October 24-26, 1984. Organized into four parts, this book begins by elucidating the basic biology and pathogenetic mechanisms of viral and mycoplasmal infections. The presence of known and potential research complications due to these infections is also addressed. Lastly, the detection, control, and prevention of infection in rodent colonies are discussed.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Conference Planning Committee

    Wallace P. Rowe

    Speakers and Moderators

    I. Prelude

    1. Welcome

    2. Dedication

    3. Opening Remarks

    4. Introductory Remarks

    5. Keynote Address

    II. Basic Biology and Pathogenetic Mechanisms

    6. Sendai Virus

    7. Biology of Rodent Mycoplasmas

    8. Mycoplasmal Infections: Disease Pathogenesis, Implications for Biomédical Research, and Control

    9. Isolation of a Newly Recognized Respiratory Pathogen of Laboratory Rats: The CAR Bacillus

    10. Mouse Adenovirus, K Virus, Pneumonia Virus of Mice

    11. Hemorrhagic Fever — Hantaan Virus

    11a. Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of Hantaan Virus Infection in Laboratory Animal Colonies

    12. Mouse Rotavirus

    13. Infectious Diarrhea of Infant Rats (IDIR) Induced by an Antigenically Distinct Rotavirus

    14. The Theiler's Murine Encephalomyelitis Viruses

    15. Reovirus Infection in Laboratory Rodents

    16. The Rodent Parvoviruses

    17. Murine Leukemia Viruses

    18. Lactate Dehydrogenase-Elevating Virus

    19. Cytomegalovirus and Other Herpesviruses of Mice and Rats

    20. Herpesviruses and Retroviruses of Guinea Pigs

    21. Mouse Polyoma and Other Papovaviruses

    22. Principles of Immunobiology Learned from Investigation of Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus and the Infection It Produces

    23. Ectromelia Virus (Mousepox): Biology, Epizootiology, Prevention and Control

    24. Mousepox: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Rederivation

    25. Mouse Hepatitis Virus: Biology and Epizootiology

    26. Mouse Hepatitis Virus: Molecular Biology and Implications for Pathogenesis

    27. Rat Coronavirus

    III. Known and Potential Research Complications

    28. Virus-Related Immunomodulation

    29. Immunosuppression and Virus Infection of Rodents

    30. Infectious Disease Research

    31. Unexpected Biologic Consequences of Rederivation of Mouse Strains

    32. Toxicology: Complications Caused by Murine Viruses and Mycoplasmas

    IV. Detection, Control, and Prevention of Infection in Rodent Colonies

    33. Advances in Diagnostic Virology

    34. Serologie Tests for Detection of Antibody to Rodent Viruses

    35. Methods for Potential Application to Rodent Virus Isolation and Identification

    36. Decision Making, Detection, Prevention and Control

    37. Prevalence of Viral and Mycoplasmal Infections in Laboratory Rodents

    38. Emerging Problems in Laboratory Animal Science and Suggested Direction for Future Research and Debate

    39. A Suggested Check List for Effective Prevention of Infection of Rodent Colonies

    40. Future Perspectives for the Control of Viral and Mycoplasmal Infections of Laboratory Rodents


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  • No. of pages: 860
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1986
  • Published: December 9, 1986
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323142182

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Pravin Bhatt

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