Louping ill, Biology

Louping ill


This is an infectious encephalomyelitis of sheep and man occurring during spring and summer when the vectors like ticks are active. It is reported from British Isles and Iberian peninsula. The louping ill virus is a member of genus Flavivirus of the family Flaviviridae.


Epidemiology:
The virus life cycle involves transmission between sheep by ticks,Ixodes ricinus, with occasional involvement of horses, cattle and deer.

Clinical signs: The disease is seasonal. The clinical signs include bi-phasic fever, nervous dysfunction, tremors, hyperexcitability and paralysis. The affected sheep exhibit a peculiar leaping gait due to ataxia.


Prevention and control: An inactivated cell culture vaccine is being used to control the disease.

Posted Date: 9/18/2012 7:11:55 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Louping ill, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Louping ill, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Louping ill Discussions

Write discussion on Louping ill
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Forebrain 1 .       OLFACTORY LOBES - 1 pair, very small, solid, club shaped, separated from each other. Fully covered by cerebral hemispheres on dorsal side, clear on

long ans about types of ovules

Normal 0 false false false EN-IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4


Q. Explain Right and left Dominant Circulation? Right Dominant Circulation: In 85 per cent of patients, the right coronary artery goes on to form the AV nodal artery, the poste

Water is widely used in various process applications in industry. Other major industrial uses are boiler feed water and cooling water. The king and degree of treatment of water in

Define Regulation of intracellular Ca concentration? The cytoplasmic calcium concentration is regulated by a series of calcium pumps, which either concentrate calcium ions with

Define Criteria for Assessment of Niacin Status? Niacin status can be monitored by daily urinary excretion of methylated metabolites, especially the ratio of the 2-pyridone to

Explain anterior pituitary gland secretes hormones The anterior pituitary gland secretes hormones that elevate  the blood glucose and therefore antagonize the action of glucose

Alanine cycle Alanine Cycle  :  In the alanine cycle the pyruvate formed from glycolysis  in  the muscle is converted  to alanine by transamination  reaction. Alanine is rele