Caprine Arthritis-Encephalitis Virus and Visna-Maedi Virus

Authored by: Nuria Barquero , Ana Domenech , Esperanza Gomez-Lucia

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498700368
eBook ISBN: 9781498700375
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Visna-maedi virus (VMV, also known as maedi-visna virus [MVV] or ovine lentivirus) and caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus (CAEV) are retroviruses that affect small ruminants (sheep and goats). They are grouped together as small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLVs), due to their genomic and antigenic similarities [1].

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