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Classical Swine Fever and Related Viral Infections : Developments in Veterinary Virology - Bernd Liess

Classical Swine Fever and Related Viral Infections

Developments in Veterinary Virology

By: Bernd Liess (Editor)

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Published: December 2009
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'All those concerned with the diagnosis, research or control of classical swine fever/hog cholera should study this book, and will undoubtedly come to regard it as an essential work of reference.' (S. Edwards in Tropical Animal Health and Production, 21,1989)

"All those concerned with the diagnosis, research or control of classical swine fever/hog cholera should study this book, and will undoubtedly come to regard it as an essential work of reference." (S. Edwards in Tropical Animal Health and Production, 21,1989)

1. Description of the virus infection.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Viral and host determinants of virulence.- 3. Infections with high-virulent virus strains.- 4. Infections with moderate-virulent virus strains.- 5. Infections with low-virulent virus strains.- 6. Infections with avirulent virus strains.- 7. Concluding remarks.- 2. Pathology and pathogenesis of the disease.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Pathology of classical swine fever.- 3. Light and electron microscopical changes.- 4. Haematological findings.- 5. Blood coagulation disorders.- 6. Foetal and neonatal pathology.- 7. Congenital persistent HC virus infection.- 8. Pathogenesis of HC virus infection.- 9. Concluding remarks.- 3. Characteristics of the virus.- 1. Virion morphology.- 2. Physico-chemical properties.- 3. Isolation and cultivation.- 4. Viral strains.- 5. Serological relationship to other pestiviruses.- 4. Molecular biology of the virus.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Taxonomy.- 3. Molecular biology of the togaviruses.- 4. Ribonucleic acid of pestiviruses.- 5. Structural proteins of pestiviruses.- 6. Replication, strain differences and mutants of pestiviruses.- 7. Conclusions.- 5. Diagnostic procedures.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Laboratory diagnosis.- 3. Characteristics of isolates from field outbreaks.- 4. Concluding remarks.- 6. Serology.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Serologic reactions used for humoral antibody detection.- 3. Application of serological methods.- 4. Concluding remarks.- 7. Immunological aspects of the infection.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Humoral immune response.- 3. Cellular immune response.- 4. Effects of HCV infections on immune functions.- 5. Discussion and concluding remarks.- 8. Principles of vaccination.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Types of vaccines.- 3. Properties of modern live virus vaccines.- 4. Immunity induced by modern live virus vaccines.- 5. Use of modern live virus vaccines.- 6. Vaccination failures.- 7. Appraisal of vaccination: Epizootiological and economic impact.- 9. Vaccines.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Production of HCV vaccines.- 3. Properties of HCV vaccines.- 4. Conclusions.- 10. Epizootiology of hog cholera.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Distribution and economic impact.- 3. Transmission.- 4. Reservoirs.- 5. Factors influencing the epizootiology.- 6. Tracing of herds infected with HC.- 7. Concluding remarks.- 11. Control of classical swine fever.- 1. Introduction.- 2. The epidemiologic situation.- 3. The structure of the pig production.- 4. Public control of CSF.- 5. The legislation of the EEC on CSF.- 6. Legal measures against CSF in case of emergency situations.- 7. The EEC programme for eradication of CSF.- 8. The CSF epizootic in Belgium, the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany.- 9. Concluding remarks.- 12. The comparative biology of classicle swine fever.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Prenatal infection.- 3. The legacy of intra-uterine infection.- 4. Acute postnatal infections.- 5. Epidemiology and control.

ISBN: 9780898389692
ISBN-10: 0898389690
Series: Developments in Veterinary Virology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 1.37