Submitted to: Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/20/2001
Publication Date: 5/8/2002
Citation: LEHMKUHL, H.D. BOVINE ADENOVIRUS (SECTION IN: ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION COMPENDIUM. DECEMBER 2001. INTERNET PUBLICATION BY THE COMMONWEALTH AGRICULTURAL BUREAUX (CAB) INTERNATIONAL, WALLINGFORD, UK). COMMONWEALTH AGRICULTURAL BUREAUX INTERNATIONAL. 2002 Edition. http://www.cabicompendium.org.
Technical Abstract: Bovine adenoviruses are important in the production of respiratory and enteric disease in cattle. Extensive research has been done and numerous articles have been written on the subject. An overview of bovine adenoviruses including characteristics, epidemiology, disease course, pathology, diagnosis, and prevention and control are presented. Members of the family Adenoviridae infect a wide variety of animals. Adenoviruses contribute to clinical disease and economic loss, yet have not been extensively evaluated. The bovine adenoviruses have been isolated from healthy cattle, but more often, the isolations are associated with some form of clinical disease. Most adenoviruses infections in cattle involve either the respiratory or gastrointestinal tracts. Adenoviruses are classified by species of origin and neutralization tests. Currently there are 10 serotypes of adenoviruses in cattle (BAdV 1 to 10) recognized by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.