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Research Project: Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Control Strategies for Viral Respiratory Pathogens of Ruminants

Location: Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research

Title: Bovine respiratory syncytial virus infection

item MCGILL, JODI - Iowa State University
item Sacco, Randy

Submitted to: Infectious Diseases of Livestock
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/14/2019
Publication Date: 3/16/2019
Citation: McGill, J.L., Sacco, R.E. 2019. Chapter 52: bovine respiratory syncytial virus infection. In: Coetzer, J.A.W., Thomson, G.R., Maclachaln, N.J., Penrith, M.L., editors. Infectious Diseases of Livestock. Africa. Anipedia. Part 2.

Interpretive Summary: This book chapter discusses bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) infection. The authors were invited to update the chapter on BRSV and discuss current knowledge regarding etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, pathology, diagnosis and control of BRSV infections in cattle.

Technical Abstract: Infection with bovine respiratory syncytial virus is inapparent in the majority of animals, but in some it does cause mild to severe respiratory tract disease characterized by fever, coughing, runny nose, watery eyes, and labored breathing. It is one of several viruses that are primary pathogens in the bovine respiratory disease complex.