© 1988

Newcastle Disease

  • D. J. Alexander

Part of the Developments in Veterinary Virology book series (DVVI, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. D. J. Alexander
    Pages 1-10
  3. A. C. R. Samson
    Pages 23-44
  4. Mark E. Peeples
    Pages 45-78
  5. Neil S. Millar, Peter T. Emmerson
    Pages 79-97
  6. D. J. Alexander
    Pages 147-160
  7. J. B. McFerran, R. M. McCracken
    Pages 161-183
  8. H. Vindevogel, J. P. Duchatel
    Pages 184-196
  9. Erhard F. Kaleta, Christine Baldauf
    Pages 197-246
  10. P. B. Spradbrow
    Pages 247-255
  11. D. J. Alexander
    Pages 256-272
  12. D. A. Higgins, K. F. Shortridge
    Pages 273-302
  13. G. Bennejean
    Pages 303-317
  14. G. Meulemans
    Pages 318-332
  15. Garry M. Cross
    Pages 333-346
  16. Denise H. Thornton
    Pages 347-365

About this book


Most of the chapters of this book were written during 1987 which was the Diamond Jubilee year of the publication of the first reports of Newcastle disease in 1927. During the intervening years the nature of the Poultry Industry throughout the World has changed, or is in the process of changing, dramatically from one based on small village or farm flocks, frequently kept as a sideline, to an industry based on large flocks, sometimes consisting of hundreds of thousands of birds, run by multinational companies. To all these flocks, both large and small, Newcastle disease poses a considerable threat to their well-being and profitability and it is not unreasonable to state that hardly a single commercial flock of poultry is raised in the world without Newcastle disease having some effect due to actual disease, prophylactic vaccination or restrictions placed on rearing, movement, processing, sale or export of birds and products. In addition, recent years have produced developments in virology and associated biological technology which would have been unbelievable when Newcastle disease virus was first isolated. The economic importance of Newcastle disease virus and its use as a laboratory model has meant that major advances have been quickly applied to the field situation whenever possible and, as a result, a much fuller understanding, not only of the biochemistry and basic virology of the virus but also the ecology, epizootiology, antigenicity, immunology and other important aspects in the control of the disease has been achieved.


antibody antigen diagnosis ecology immunology vaccination vaccine virology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • D. J. Alexander
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Veterinary LaboratoryNew Haw, Weybridge, SurreyUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Newcastle Disease
  • Editors D. J. Alexander
  • Series Title Developments in Veterinary Virology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89838-392-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8987-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-1759-3
  • Series ISSN 0924-5359
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 378
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Microbiology
    Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
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`The book is a must for all those interested in Newcastle disease, be it in the diagnosis and control of an economically important disease of poultry or as a useful laboratory model and Dr. Alexander and his contributors are to be congratualted.'
J.K.A. Cook, The Veterinary Record, April 1989.