Bovid herpesvirus 2 infection was studied in calves exposed to the virus by intradermal inoculation of the skin of the left cheek or by nasal spray. In either case a localised infection developed and virus replication was shown to occur mostly in the tissues of its primary localisation, i.e. the skin of the left cheek or the nasal mucosa. There were neither secondary lesions, except at the site of virus injection, nor any serious systemic involvement on the part of the animals. The virus was also recovered from some areas of the skin (right cheek, perineum and scrotum) that were free of macroscopic lesions; moreover, intranuclear inclusions were found in several tissues of the nervous system (brain, superior cervical, stellate and Gasserian ganglia) which did not show any signs of inflammatory or degenerative changes. These findings suggest that the skin and the nervous system play an important role in the naturally-occurring disease since they could be the sites where the virus is maintained latently in the host.
A study of Bovid herpesvirus 2 infection in calves inoculated intradermally or intranasally / G. Castrucci, F. Frigeri, V. Cilli, L. Rampichini, S. Ranucci, G. Poli, B. Tesei. - In: COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 0147-9571. - 1:4(1979), pp. 277-283. [10.1016/0147-9571(79)90029-8]
|Titolo:||A study of Bovid herpesvirus 2 infection in calves inoculated intradermally or intranasally|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/05 - Malattie Infettive degli Animali Domestici|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1979|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0147-9571(79)90029-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|