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The life stages of S. aenescens are the egg, three larval instars, a puparium and the adult. Adults of S. aenescens have a...


Actinomyces bovis is a Gram-positive, branching, filamentous organism which in culture fragments readily. Actinomyces spp....


Actinomyces spp. are Gram-positive anaerobes normally found in the upper respiratory tract, oral cavity and digestive tract of...


Vesicular stomatitis (VS) is a viral disease of horses and cattle, and is reported to occur exclusively in the Western Hemisphere. On...

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Swine vesicular disease (SVD) was first observed in Italy in 1966, where it was clinically recognized as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)...

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Swine vesicular disease virus (SVDV) is classified as an enterovirus within the family of Picornaviridae. The family comprises...

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Sheep pulmonary adenomatosis (SPA) is a contagious disease of sheep produced by a tumour of type II alveolar and Clara cells in the lungs....


The VS virus is in the genus Vesiculovirus, in the family Rhabdoviridae. Rhabdoviridae have a bullet-shaped virion, measure approximately 75...

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WNV virions are approximately 40 nm in diameter, spherical and contain a lipid envelope. The positive-sense single stranded RNA genome is 11.3...


ISAV is a pleiomorphic enveloped virus, 100-130 nm in diameter, with 10-12 nm surface projections exhibiting haemagglutination,...

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