Essential veterinary education in the virology of domestic animals, wild animals and birds: diagnosis and pathogenesis of viral infections
Wilks, C.R. and Fenwick, S.G. (2009) Essential veterinary education in the virology of domestic animals, wild animals and birds: diagnosis and pathogenesis of viral infections. Revue Scientifique et Technique de l'OIE, 28 (2). pp. 567-573.
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An education in veterinary virology should establish a basis for life-long learning and enable veterinary graduates to address professionally the control and eradication of viral diseases, both locally and globally. It is therefore more important that the curriculum focuses on a sound understanding of the nature and behaviour of viruses and their interactions with animal hosts, rather than imparting detailed information on an ever-increasing number of individual viral diseases in a widening range of animal species. Graduate veterinarians should be prepared with a comprehensive knowledge of the nature of viruses and their close dependence on the hosts that they infect, as well as a good understanding of pathogenesis, immunology, epidemiology, diagnostic approaches and control options. All these are necessary if the profession is successfully to meet familiar and new challenges in viral diseases in a wide range of host species, under different management conditions, in various geographic areas of the world.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences|
|Publisher:||Office International des Epizooties (OIE)|
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