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Virology

Section edited by Dr. Hayley Henderson and Tillie Cryer

The virology section considers research focusing on the clinical, macro-pathological, cell and molecular biological aspects of viruses of veterinary importance. This includes studies on livestock, companion animals, equids, wild animals, fish, laboratory animals and animal models of human infections. Studies on related zoonotic and emerging viral infections are also considered. 

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  1. Bovine rotavirus (BRV) infection is common in young calves. This viral infection causes acute diarrhea leading to death. Rapid identification of infected calves is essential to control BRV successfully. Theref...

    Authors: Zhixun Xie, Qing Fan, Jiabo Liu, Yaoshan Pang, Xianwen Deng, Zhiqin Xie, Xie Liji and Mazhar I Khan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:133

    Content type: Methodology article

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  2. DNA vaccines offer several advantages over conventional vaccines in the development of effective vaccines against avian influenza virus (AIV). However, one of the limitations of the DNA vaccine in poultry is t...

    Authors: Kian-Lam Lim, Seyed Davoud Jazayeri, Swee Keong Yeap, Noorjahan Banu Mohamed Alitheen, Mohd Hair Bejo, Aini Ideris and Abdul Rahman Omar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:132

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Equine rhinitis viruses A and B (ERAV and ERBV) are common equine respiratory viruses belonging to the family Picornaviridae. Sero-surveillance studies have shown that these two viral infections are prevalent in ...

    Authors: Zhengchun Lu, Peter J Timoney, Jena White and Udeni BR Balasuriya

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:120

    Content type: Methodology article

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  4. The Orf virus (ORFV), a zoonotic Parapoxvirus, causes pustular skin lesions in small ruminants (goat and sheep). Intriguingly, ORFV can repeatedly infect its host, despite the induction of a specific immunity....

    Authors: Jörg Rohde, Frederic Emschermann, Michael R Knittler and Hanns-Joachim Rziha

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:114

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Since 2008, a progressive pneumonia has become prevalent in broilers and laying hens. This disease occurrs the first day after hatching and lasts more than 30 days, resulting in approximately 70% morbidity and...

    Authors: Qing Pan, Aijing Liu, Faming Zhang, Yong Ling, Changbo Ou, Na Hou and Cheng He

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:104

    Content type: Research article

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  6. African swine fever virus (ASFV) is the causative agent of African swine fever (ASF) that is the significant disease of domestic pigs. Several studies showed that ASFV can influence on porcine blood cells in v...

    Authors: Zaven Karalyan, Hovakim Zakaryan, Hranush Arzumanyan, Khachik Sargsyan, Henrik Voskanyan, Lina Hakobyan, Liana Abroyan, Aida Avetisyan and Elena Karalova

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:18

    Content type: Research article

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