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Pestiviruses isolated from pigs, cattle and sheep can be allocated into at least three genogroups using polymerase chain reaction and restriction endonuclease analysis
A polymerase chain reaction-based assay capable of detecting a broad range of pestiviruses from pigs, cattle, or sheep was developed and the best results were provided by a pair from the highly conserved 5′ non-coding region which gave amplification with all 129 isolates tested.
Border disease of sheep and goats.
Border disease (BD) is a congenital virus disease of sheep and goats first reported in 1959 from the border region of England and Wales and is closely related to classical swine fever virus and bovine virus diarrhoea virus.
Parapoxvirus causes a deleterious disease in red squirrels associated with UK population declines
The disease implications of novel pathogens need to be considered when investigating the ecological impact of species translocations on native fauna. Traditional explanations based on competition or
Molecular characterization of ovine pestiviruses.
The results demonstrated that sheep may naturally be infected not only with border disease virus (BDV), but also with bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) types I and II, and indicates the inadequacy of the current hostspecies-based nomenclature and classification of pestiviruses.
Ruminant pestiviruses
Pestivirus infections in ruminants other than cattle.
  • P. Nettleton
  • Biology, Medicine
    Revue scientifique et technique
  • 1 March 1990
Serological surveys have shown that many species of free-living ruminants in North America, Europe and Africa have varying prevalence rates of antibodies to pestiviruses.
A novel pestivirus associated with deaths in Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica).
Comparison of the chamois sequences from 5'-UTR, entire N(pro) and E2 gene coding regions with those of other pestiv virus genotypes revealed that this virus did not fall into any of the pestivirus genotypes identified so far.
Pestiviruses in wild animals.
Disease threats posed by alien species: the role of a poxvirus in the decline of the native red squirrel in Britain
Analysis of the incidence of disease and changes in distribution of the two species in Cumbria, from 1993 to 2003 and the predictions of an individual-based (IB) spatially explicit disease model simulating the dynamics of both squirrel species and SQPV in the landscape show grey squirrels increased whilst red squirrels declined.