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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081857/vaccination-against-infectious-bronchitis-virus-a-continuous-challenge
#1
Brian Jordan
Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a significant respiratory pathogen of commercial poultry that causes millions of dollars in lost revenue worldwide each year. Even though the poultry industry extensively vaccinates against IBV, emergence of new serotypes and variants continually occur, making control of the disease difficult. Current mass application strategies for IBV vaccines are inefficient and frequently result in vaccination failures. Novel vaccine technology development has been slow, and is hindered by the constraints of large-scale poultry production...
January 4, 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069290/classical-swine-fever-vaccines-state-of-the-art
#2
Sandra Blome, Claudia Moß, Ilona Reimann, Patricia König, Martin Beer
Due to its impact on animal health and pig industry, classical swine fever (CSF) is still one of the most important viral diseases of pigs. To control the disease, safe and highly efficacious live attenuated vaccines exist for decades. These vaccines have usually outstanding efficacy and safety but lack differentiability of infected from vaccinated animals (DIVA or marker strategy). In contrast, the first generation of E2 subunit marker vaccines shows constraints in efficacy, application, and production. To overcome these limitations, new generations of marker vaccines are developed...
January 3, 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069291/antagonizing-cytokine-mediated-jak-stat-signaling-by-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus
#3
REVIEW
Liping Yang, Yan-Jin Zhang
Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) signaling pathway is activated by myriad cytokines, which are involved in regulation of cell growth, proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, angiogenesis, immunity and inflammatory response. Because of its significance in immune response, JAK-STAT pathway is often targeted by pathogens, including porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). PRRSV causes reproductive failure in sows and respiratory disease in pigs of all ages...
December 30, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057380/current-and-future-vaccines-and-vaccination-strategies-against-infectious-laryngotracheitis-ilt-respiratory-disease-of-poultry
#4
Maricarmen García
Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) is an economically important respiratory disease of poultry that affects the industry worldwide. Vaccination is the principal tool in the control of the disease. Two types of vaccines, live attenuated and recombinant viral vector, are commercially available. The first generation of GaHV-1 vaccines available since the early 1960's are live viruses, attenuated by continuous passages in cell culture or embryos. These vaccines significantly reduce mortalities and, in particular, the chicken embryo origin (CEO) vaccines have shown to limit outbreaks of the disease...
December 24, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040311/foot-and-mouth-disease-vaccines
#5
Fayna Diaz-San Segundo, Gisselle N Medina, Carolina Stenfeldt, Jonathan Arzt, Teresa de Los Santos
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals. The disease affects many areas of the world, often causing extensive epizootics in livestock, mostly farmed cattle and swine, although sheep, goats and many wild species are also susceptible. In countries where food and farm animals are essential for subsistence agriculture, outbreaks of FMD seriously impact food security and development. In highly industrialized developed nations, FMD endemics cause economic and social devastation mainly due to observance of health measures adopted from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)...
December 19, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024856/newcastle-disease-vaccines-a-solved-problem-or-a-continuous-challenge
#6
Kiril M Dimitrov, Claudio L Afonso, Qingzhong Yu, Patti J Miller
Newcastle disease (ND) has been defined by the World Organisation for Animal Health as infection of poultry with virulent strains of Newcastle disease virus (NDV). Lesions affecting the neurological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and reproductive systems are most often observed. The control of ND must include strict biosecurity that prevents virulent NDV from contacting poultry, and also proper administration of efficacious vaccines. When administered correctly to healthy birds, ND vaccines formulated with NDV of low virulence or viral-vectored vaccines that express the NDV fusion protein are able to prevent clinical disease and mortality in chickens upon infection with virulent NDV...
December 16, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024855/current-limitations-in-control-of-viral-arthritis-and-tenosynovitis-caused-by-avian-reoviruses-in-commercial-poultry
#7
Holly S Sellers
Avian reoviruses are the causative agent of viral arthritis/tenosynovitis in chickens and turkeys. Clinical signs of disease include swelling of the hock joints accompanied by lesions in the gastrocnemius and digital flexor tendons causing lameness in addition to hydropericardium. The economic impact is significant as it results in poor weight gain, increased feed conversion ratios and condemnations at the processing plant. Vaccination with both live attenuated and inactivated oil emulsion vaccines have been used successfully for decades to control the disease...
December 13, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024854/how-efficacious-are-vaccines-against-bovine-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-cattle
#8
John A Ellis
Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) is a paramyxovirus that is the major cause of pneumonia in calves. Vaccines for this important pathogen have been available since the late 1970's. This review is a critical assessment of the literature including, experimental challenge studies and field trials, that address the efficacy of commonly used vaccines to control respiratory disease caused by BRSV.
December 5, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964998/vaccines-for-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-and-other-swine-coronaviruses
#9
Volker Gerdts, Alexander Zakhartchouk
The recent introduction of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) into the North American swine herd has highlighted again the need for effective vaccines for swine coronaviruses. While vaccines for transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) have been available to producers around the world for a long time, effective vaccines for PEDV and deltacoronaviruses were only recently developed or are still in development. Here, we review existing vaccine technologies for swine coronaviruses and highlight promising technologies which may help to control these important viruses in the future...
December 2, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038868/marek-s-disease-vaccines-current-status-and-strategies-for-improvement-and-development-of-vector-vaccines
#10
Sanjay M Reddy, Yoshihiro Izumiya, Blanca Lupiani
Marek's disease (MD) is a lymphoproliferative viral disease of chickens, which has been controlled through vaccination since 1969. MD vaccines protect against tumors but do not provide sterilizing immunity, and thus it is generally believed that their use has contributed to increase virulence of field strains with the ability to cause MD in vaccinated chickens. Traditional methods of developing vaccines, like cell culture attenuation, have proved unsuccessful for the development of improved vaccines to protect against highly virulent MD virus (MDV) field strains...
November 24, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923501/influenza-a-virus-vaccines-for-swine
#11
Amy L Vincent, Daniel R Perez, Daniela Rajao, Tavis K Anderson, Eugenio J Abente, Rasna R Walia, Nicola S Lewis
Economic losses due to influenza A virus (IAV) infections are substantial and a global problem, ranking among the top three major health challenges in the swine industry. Currently, H1 and H3 subtypes circulate in pigs globally associated with different combinations of N1 and N2 subtypes; however, the origin, gene constellation, and antigenic makeup of IAV vary greatly on different continents. Vaccination is one means of mitigating the effects of IAV disease, and vaccines are most effective if the strains included closely match the currently circulating strains in pigs...
November 24, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916319/recombinant-viral-vectored-vaccines-for-the-control-of-avian-influenza-in-poultry
#12
David L Suarez, Mary J Pantin-Jackwood
Vaccination is a commonly used tool for the control of both low pathogenic and highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) viruses. Traditionally, inactivated adjuvanted vaccines made from a low pathogenic field strain have been used for vaccination, but advances in molecular biology have allowed a number of different viral vectored vaccines, expressing the AI virus hemagglutinin (HA) gene, to be developed and licensed for use for control of AI. This review summarizes the licensed vector vaccines available for use in poultry...
November 24, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916320/antimicrobial-resistance-at-the-interface-of-human-and-veterinary-medicine
#13
EDITORIAL
Robin Köck, Lothar Kreienbrock, Engeline van Duijkeren, Stefan Schwarz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916318/advances-in-vaccine-research-against-economically-important-viral-diseases-of-food-animals-infectious-bursal-disease-virus
#14
Daral J Jackwood
Numerous reviews have been published on infectious bursal disease (IBD) and infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV). Many high quality vaccines are commercially available for the control of IBD that, when used correctly, provide solid protection against infection and disease caused by IBDV. Viruses are not static however; they continue to evolve and vaccines need to keep pace with them. The evolution of IBDV has resulted in very virulent strains and new antigenic types of the virus. This review will discuss some of the limitations associated with existing vaccines, potential solutions to these problems and advances in new vaccines for the control of IBD...
November 22, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890448/vaccines-against-pseudorabies-virus-prv
#15
C M Freuling, T F Müller, T C Mettenleiter
Aujeszkýs disease (AD, pseudorabies) is a notifiable herpesvirus infection of pigs causing substantial economic losses to swine producers. AD in pigs is controlled by the use of vaccination with inactivated and attenuated live vaccines. Starting with classically attenuated live vaccines derived from low virulent field isolates, AD vaccination has pioneered novel strategies in animal disease control by the first use of genetically engineered live virus vaccines lacking virulence-determining genes, and the concept of DIVA, i...
November 18, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062014/novel-variants-of-clade-2-3-2-1-h5n1-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus-in-migratory-waterfowl-of-hongze-lake
#16
Wenming Jiang, Guangyu Hou, Jinping Li, Cheng Peng, Suchun Wang, Jiming Chen
Wild birds are known to play a major role in the evolution, maintenance, and spread of the avian influenza viruses (AIVs). More specifically, the waterfowl are thought to be the natural reservoirs of AIVs. Here, we conducted a survey in 2015 at the Hongze Lake and characterized 11 H5N1 highly pathogenic AIVs isolated from wild waterfowls which were found to belong to clade 2.3.2.1. In contrast, the 11 variants of H5N1 viruses did not align with the three previously defined monophyletic subclades. Antigenicity analysis revealed that antigenic drift occurred in these H5N1 variants...
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062013/origin-and-evolution-of-lx4-genotype-infectious-bronchitis-coronavirus-in-china
#17
Wenjun Zhao, Mengying Gao, Qianqian Xu, Yang Xu, Yan Zhao, Yuqiu Chen, Tingting Zhang, Qiuling Wang, Zongxi Han, Huixin Li, Lingfeng Chen, Shuling Liang, Yuhao Shao, Shengwang Liu
We investigated the genomic characteristics of 110 LX4 genotype strains of infectious bronchitis viruses (IBVs) isolated between 1995 and 2005 in China. The genome of these IBVs varies in size from 27596bp to 27790bp. Most IBV strains have the typical genomic organization of other gamacoronaviruses, however, two strains lacked 3a and 5b genes as a result of a nucleotide change within the start codon in the 3a or 5b genes. Analysis of our 110 viruses revealed that recombination events may be responsible for the emergence of the LX4 genotype with different topologies...
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062012/characterization-of-the-interaction-of-african-swine-fever-virus-with-monocytes-and-derived-macrophage-subsets
#18
Giulia Franzoni, Simon P Graham, Silvia Dei Giudici, Piero Bonelli, Giovannantonio Pilo, Antonio G Anfossi, Marco Pittau, Paola S Nicolussi, Alberto Laddomada, Annalisa Oggiano
African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating disease for which there is no vaccine available. The ASF virus (ASFV) primarily infects cells of the myeloid lineage and this tropism is thought to be crucial for disease pathogenesis. A detailed in vitro characterization of the interactions of a virulent Sardinian isolate (22653/14) and a tissue culture adapted avirulent strain (BA71V) of ASFV with porcine monocytes, un-activated (moMΦ), classically (moM1) and alternatively (moM2) activated monocyte-derived macrophages was conducted in an attempt to better understand this relationship...
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062011/molecular-identification-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-cattle
#19
N Sweetline Anne, B S M Ronald, T M A Senthil Kumar, P Kannan, A Thangavelu
Bovine tuberculosis continued to be a re-emerging problem in some countries especially in endemic areas due to the fact that human and animal health surveillance system is not adopted to diagnose the infection. This crisis can be attributed due to sharing of the same habitat especially in rural areas. In the present study, a total of 148 samples were collected from cattle for isolation over a period of 3 years from cattle with and without lesions, of which 67 isolates were obtained by culture. Fifty one isolates were identified as Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) by IS6110 PCR of which 43 (84...
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062010/splenic-cd163-macrophages-as-targets-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-virus-role-of-siglecs
#20
María Yuste, Teresa Fernández-Caballero, Cinta Prieto, Belén Álvarez, Javier Martínez-Lobo, Isabel Simarro, José María Castro, Fernando Alonso, Ángel Ezquerra, Javier Domínguez, Concepción Revilla
CD169 and CD163 have been involved in the process of PRRS virus attachment and infection in macrophages, although recent studies have challenged the requirement for CD169. In addition to CD169, macrophages express other siglecs, whose role in PRRS virus infection is so far unknown. Splenic CD163(+) macrophages express Siglec-3 and Siglec-5 but almost undetectable levels of CD169. Hence, we considered this cell population appropriate for analysing the role of these siglecs in the attachment and internalization of PRRS virus into macrophages...
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
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