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Abstract

The molecular virology of BVD and BD viruses has been much neglected until recently. As some of the presentations show, the application of new techniques has begun to reveal the secrets of the viral genome and of the virion's composition. As far as the antigenic characteristics of the viruses are concerned, there are insufficient data available at present to permit confident differentiation of the pestiviruses of cattle and sheep, but with the appearance of monoclonal antibody panels we can expect a much more precise basis for typing virus strains to emerge. The relationships between the viruses from cattle and sheep can then be better defined, and the similarities with and differences from the virus of classical swine fever can be further explored. The research effort on ruminant pestiviruses in several laboratories, both within the countries of the EEC and elsewhere, has brought a clearer understanding of their biology, and the emergence of new concepts in the pathogenesis, epidemiology and control of the diseases they cause.

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Authors: HARKNESS J W MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD, CENTRAL VETERINARY LABORATORY, NEW HAW, WEYBRIDGE, SURREY (UK), MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD, CENTRAL VETERINARY LABORATORY, NEW HAW, WEYBRIDGE, SURREY (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: PESTIVIRUS INFECTIONS OF RUMINANTS. A SEMINAR IN THE CEC PROGRAMME OF COORDINATION OF RESEARCH ON ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, BRUSSELS, 10-11 SEPTEMBER, 1985. PUBL. 1987, BY: OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE EC, LUXEMBOURG (EUR 10238 EN)
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Record Number: 1989126029700 / Last updated on: 1989-03-01
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