Meningoencephalitis by Herpesvirus Type 5

Marlise Pompeo Claus, Alice Fernandes Alfieri, Amauri Alcindo Alfieri

Abstract


Bovine herpesvirus type 5 is an important pathogen in young and adult cattle and causes meningoencephalitis. The infection, although it causes low morbidity, can cause a lethality rate close to 100%. Diagnosis of the clinical disease is very important due to the similarities with other diseases that affect the cattle central nervous system, especially rabies. This revision aims to present topics related to the etiological agent, the disease, diagnosis and prophylaxis methods of bovine herpetic meningoencephalitis.

Keywords


Cattle; Central Nervous System; Meningoencephalitis; Bovine Herpesvirus Type 5.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2002v23n1p131

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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