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Marek’s Disease

Scientific Basis and Methods of Control

  • L. N. Payne

Part of the Developments in Veterinary Virology book series (DVVI, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. L. N. Payne
    Pages 1-15
  3. H. G. Purchase
    Pages 17-42
  4. L. N. Payne
    Pages 43-75
  5. K. A. Schat
    Pages 77-112
  6. L. J. N. Ross
    Pages 113-150
  7. J. M. Sharma
    Pages 151-175
  8. P. C. Powell
    Pages 177-201
  9. R. L. Witter
    Pages 203-250
  10. A. E. Churchill
    Pages 251-265
  11. Denise H. Thornton
    Pages 267-291
  12. B. W. Calnek
    Pages 293-328
  13. P. M. Biggs
    Pages 329-340
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 351-359

About this book

Introduction

Take a disease of complex pathology with inflammatory and neoplastic features, which affects lymphoid and neural tissues, belonging to a disease group which killed one chicken in five, and which defied efforts to understand and control it for !lOre than 50 years, and one can begin to appreciate the interest Marek's disease has received. Canpound these characteristics with the finding of the causal herpesvirus, its recog­ nition as the neoplasm first discovered to be so caused, and its pre­ vention by vaccination, and the special place of Marek's disease in veterinary medicine and comparative oncology becomes clear. This book sets out to provide an authoritative and corrprehensive account of knowledge of Marek's disease and its control. I hope that it will be of value to veterinary research workers, teachers and students who need information about the disease, to veterinarians, poultrymen and vaccine manufacturers who have to diagnose and control it, and to oncologists in other fields interested in comparative aspects. other reviews of the disease exist, of course, but this is the first multi­ authored book devoted to the subject.

Keywords

diagnosis oncology pathology vaccination vaccine veterinary medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • L. N. Payne
    • 1
  1. 1.Houghton Poultry Research StationHoughton, Huntingdon, Cambs.UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2613-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9635-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2613-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5359
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