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Mareks Disease: An Evolving Problem Fred Davison

Mareks Disease: An Evolving Problem

Fred Davison

Published June 30th 2004
ISBN : 9780080479187
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208 pages
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Mareks disease is a form of cancer of poultry caused by an important herpesvirus (MDV). It continues to be a threat to poultry health and welfare and worldwide losses are estimated to be US$ 1 billion annually. This book provides a timely review ofMoreMareks disease is a form of cancer of poultry caused by an important herpesvirus (MDV). It continues to be a threat to poultry health and welfare and worldwide losses are estimated to be US$ 1 billion annually. This book provides a timely review of the problems of Mareks disease with descriptions of the complex viral life cycle, how MDV targets different types of white blood cells, and details of the virus structure, its genes and proteins.* The multiplicity of factors contributing to susceptibility is explored in detail* Vaccination - the problems arising from current vaccination strategies and how these can be improved and made sustainable in future* The lessons learned in the control of MD over the past 30 years, and how we can use MD as a model for other animal and human diseases is discussed