Risk factors for transmission and methods for control of caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus infection.

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Abstract

The major route of transmission of caprine-encephalitis virus (CAEV) is through the ingestion of CAEV-infected colostrum or milk. Less efficient routes of transmission are associated with prolonged contact with infected goats and are reviewed in this article. Prevention of CAEV is based on the removal of kids from their dam at birth, and feeding the kids heat-treated colostrum and pasteurized milk until weaning. Serologic testing and segregation or culling of seropositive goats is necessary to minimize horizontal transmission of CAEV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-53
Number of pages19
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1997

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