Bluetongue virus.

Bennie Osburn

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Bluetongue (BLU) is a noncontagious viral disease. The virus is a member of the Orbivirus genus and serves as the prototype virus of the genus. BLU is primarily a disease of domestic ruminants, some wild ruminants, and, recently, domestic dogs. The disease is caused by 1 of 24 different serotypes of virus that are distributed worldwide. This article reviews the viruses, their distribution, clinical signs, pathogenesis, and the roles they play in reproductive failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-560
Number of pages14
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


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  • Food Animals

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