bovine, herpesvirus, pathogenesis
Bovine herpesviruses cause acute disease in cattle. Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1 or IBR) is a respiratory virus, while bovine herpesvirus 5 (BHV-5) affects the brain and causes a viral encephalitis. Studies in the laboratory showed no difference in the growth rate of BHV-1 or BHV-5 in blood vessel, brain, or kidney cells. The ability of BHV-1 to cause cells to die is not caused by apoptosis (programmed cell death). Further studies on the pathogenesis of bovine herpesviruses need to be conducted to improve control and prevention measures.
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Chase, C. C.L.; Stone, S.; Bialas, K.; Carlson, C.; Wiese, W.; and Braun, L., "Pathogenesis of Bovine Herpesviruses in vitro" (1996). South Dakota Beef Report, 1996. 11.