For almost 60 years, continual research on the subject of Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) has raised as many questions as that research has answered. This common disease continues to cause sickness, death, abortion and fetal anomalies despite the millions of vaccination doses used each year to prevent its spread. Written by international experts on the subject of the BVD virus, BVDV: Diagnosis, Management and Control includes the latest information on BVD and outlines methods of diagnosis, management and control. Researchers, academics, and large animal practitioners will find this book an invaluable and irreplaceable resource for understanding and controlling outbreaks of BVD.
Sagar M. Goyal, DVM, PhD, Chair of the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Julia F. Ridpath, DVM, PhD, Virus and Prion Diseases of Livestock, NADC/ARS/USDA, Ames, Iowa.
Contributors. Preface. 1. Introduction and History. (Dirk Deregt). 2. Distribution and Prevalence. ( Hans Houe). 3. Virus Classification and Molecular Virology. (Julia F. Ridpath). 4. Virus Replication. (S. K. Hietala and B.M. Crossley). 5. Virus Transmission. (Mark C. Thurmond). 6. Clinical Features. (James F. Evermann and George M. Barrington). 7. Pathogenesis. (E. Liebler-Tenorio). 8. Reproductive Disease and Persistent Infections. (Kenny V. Brock, Daniel L. Grooms, and M. Daniel Givens). 9. Immunity and Immunosuppression. (Sanjay Kapil, Paul Walz, Melinda Wilkerson and Harish Minocha). 10. Hosts. (Trevor R. Ames). 11. Interactions of Virus and Host. (John D. Neill). 12. Diagnosis. (Sagar M. Goyal). 13. Vaccines. (Robert L. Fulton). 14. Management Systems and Control Programs. (Robert L. Larson). 15. Conclusions and Future Research. (Julia F. Ridpath and Sagar M. Goyal). Index.