Veterinary Science and Medicine - Veterinary Science and Medicine
Veterinary virology is a sub-discipline of veterinary medicine. It deals with the study of disease causing viruses and disorders in animals and non-human species. Viruses cannot reproduce independently, they can only reproduce inside the living cells of an organism. Most viruses contain single molecule of nucleic acid, surrounded by a protein coat known as capsid. Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), Bluetongue virus, influenza virus, African swine flu viruses are some of the causative agents of disease in animal species like pigs, cats, dogs and cattle. Viruses can also change the behavior of animal species to their own advantage. This book unravels the recent studies in the field of veterinary virology. It also provides interesting topics for research which interested readers can take up. This book, with its detailed analyses and data, will prove immensely beneficial to professionals and students involved in this area at various levels.