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Aujeszky's disease (AD) is a major economic threat to pig industries around the world. In countries with a relatively low prevalence of the AD virus, eradication schemes are based on identifying infected pigs by conventional serological methods and slaughtering infected pigs. In other countries where vaccination is widely practised, it is of the utmost importance to be able to differentiate infected from vaccinated pigs. This has recently become possible due to the development of deletion mutant vaccines. This volume presents the latest results of AD research, reviews recent developments in molecular biology and vaccinology and also discusses the detection of epitope-specific antibodies to AD virus. The impact of these developments on eradication and control strategies are also considered.

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Authors: VAN OIRSCHOT J T, Department of Virology, Central Veterinary Institute, Lelystad (The Netherlands)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11876 EN (1989) 257 pp.
Availability: Available from Kluwer Academic Publishers, Group. P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-0184-6
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