Aujeszky’s Disease

A Seminar in the Animal Pathology Series of the CEC Programme of Coordination of Agricultural Research, held at Tubingen, Federal Republic of Germany June 9–10, 1981

  • G. Wittmann
  • S. A. Hall

Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Properties of the Virus

  3. Diagnostic Procedures

  4. Pathogenesis and Immunity

  5. Vaccination

  6. Latent Infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
  7. Epidemiology, Control and Eradication

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 285-295

About this book


Aujeszky's disease (AD) is increasing in Europe and it has become a serious problem in some of the countries of the European Communities (EC). The control and eradication of the disease is very difficult since AD virus (ADV) evokes a persistant latent infection in its main host, the pig. Such latent infection can also occur when vaccinated pigs are exposed to the virus. In view of this, the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) thought it necessary to have a survey on the current state of knowledge on AD and ADV. Therefore, a seminar was organised by the Federal Research Institute for Animal Virus Diseases in Tubingen, Federal Republic of Germany, and held there on June 9 and 10, 1981. The seminar was a part of the 'Animal Pathology Programme' of the CEC. The seminar was attended by 44 participants from the countries of the EC, and 29 papers were presented which covered a wide field of research on AD: properties of the virus, diagnostic procedures, immunity and pathogenesis, vaccination, latent infection, epidemiology, control and eradication. Scientists from differ­ ent institutes in the EC who have been working on AD thus had the oppor­ tunity to exchange their knowledge as well as to give and receive impetus for further scientific work. Furthermore, many details were given which are of interest for the veterinary authorities with regard to control and eradication of AD.


antibody antigen diagnosis infection pathogenesis vaccination vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Wittmann
    • 1
  • S. A. Hall
    • 2
  1. 1.Bundesforschungsanstalt für Viruskranheiten der TiereTübingenFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Fisheries & FoodMinistry of AgricultureLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7555-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7553-8
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