Infectious diseases II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The goal of the course is to provide students with:
knowledge of the etiopathogenesis, symptomatology and lesions of the main viral diseases of domestic animals
ability to identify the correct diagnostic pathway and interpret the data obtained through laboratory diagnostics
ability to draw up direct and indirect control measures, with particular reference to vaccine prophylaxis
critical assessment of national and international legislation on the management of viral diseases
Microbiology and immunology - Veterinary epidemiology
Course contents summary
Introduction to the study of viral diseases in domestic animals: basic concepts relating to the nature and classification of viruses, their pathogenic attitude and the main investigation methods used in virology are presented.
Special study: study of the main virus-related diseases in domestic animals
(swine fevers, poxvirus diseases, herpesvirus diseases, adenovirus diseases, coronavirus diseases, orbivirus infections in sheep and horses, picornavirus infections, rhabdovirus infections, togavirus infections, meaning of the so-called “non-conventional agents” or prions in domestic animal diseases)
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Castrucci C. : Monografie sulle malattie da virus. Ed. Esculapio, Bologna
Scatozza F.: Compendio dell malattie dei mammiferi domestici, Fondazione iniziative Zooprofilattiche e Zootecniche, Brescia
Scatozza F. e Farina R. : Trattato di malattie infettive degli animali . UTET, Torino, 1999.
Timoney J.F. e coll.: Microbiologia e malattie infettive degli animali domestici. 3? Italian Ed., 1995.