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Epidemiological and transmission studies in sheep and moufflons naturally infected by jaagsiekte retrovirus, the causative agent of sheep pulmonary adenomatosis (SPAEPID)

Objective

Sheep pulmonary adenomatosis (SPA) is an economically important infectious disease, endemic in several member states. It cannot be controlled because it is recognised only when the disease is obvious. Recent demonstration of the causal retrovirus (JSRV) in blood of sheep during the preclinical phase has createdopportunities for prospective studies to describe the epidemiology of the infection. We will describe for the first time, the epidemiology and routes of transmission of JSRV in naturally affected flocks. We will apply high throughput, robust and sensitive Pars to detect JSRV in clinical samples during prospective longitudinal surveys in SPA affected flocks, as well as muffles. Parallel studies will clarify the role of "in uteri" and milk transmission and maintenance of SPA will improve manage mental control strategies to reduce the impact of the disease.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Address
Miguel Servet 177
50013 Zaragoza
Spain

Participants (3)

INSTITUTO VASCO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO AGRARIO - NEIKER A.B.
Spain
Address
Isla De Txatxarramendi S/n
48395 Pedernales / Sukkarieta
MOREDUN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan
EH26 0PZ Penicuik
UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
Italy
Address
Via Nizza 52
10126 Torino (Turin)