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Acta Virologica Vol.64, No.4, p.409-416, 2020

Title: Herpesvirus diseases of domestic animals and game species in the Slovak Republic
Author: G. Čonková-Skybová, A. Ondrejková, J. Mojžišová, K. Bárdová, P. Reichel, Ľ. Korytár, M. Drážovská, M. Prokeš

Abstract: Herpesviruses are DNA viruses that cause serious latent infections in humans and animals. These pathogens significantly influence the animal health and economy of animal husbandry. The reduction of production parameters, abortions, birth of weak individuals and by costs associated with the elimination and monitoring of herpesvirus diseases are among the most serious harms caused by herpesviruses. In our review we focused mainly on herpesvirus diseases in pigs and cattle (Aujeszky's disease, bovine infectious pustular vulvovaginitis and balanoposthitis, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis) and herpesvirus diseases in red deer, dogs, and carps. In the past, these herpesvirus diseases have caused considerable economic losses in livestock. At present, several of these diseases are eliminated in the Slovak territory. Currently, a continuous monitoring is carried out not only in populations of domestic animals, but also in wild animals, which are the main reservoirs of the mentioned herpesviruses.

Keywords: herpesvirus; Aujeszky's disease; animals; fish; eradication; Slovak Republic
Published online: 26-Oct-2020
Year: 2020, Volume: 64, Issue: 4 Page From: 409, Page To: 416

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