Author(s): Rowe JD, East NE
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Abstract The major route of transmission of caprine-encephalitis virus (CAEV) is through the ingestion of CAEV-infected colostrum or milk. Less efficient routes of transmission are associated with prolonged contact with infected goats and are reviewed in this article. Prevention of CAEV is based on the removal of kids from their dam at birth, and feeding the kids heat-treated colostrum and pasteurized milk until weaning. Serologic testing and segregation or culling of seropositive goats is necessary to minimize horizontal transmission of CAEV.
This article was published in Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract
and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology