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Bovine viral diarrhoea virus - targeted diagnosis and virus/host interactions - OD0343

Description
The objectives of this research are:
- to expand our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of host/cell interaction and virulence of bovine virla diarrhoea virus.
- to adapt the currently avaliable bovine viral diarrhoea diagnostic tests into a format compatible with effective control approaches
- to monitor the epidemiology situation of bovine viral diarrhoea in the UK and overseas, and assess the impact of infection with bovine viral diarrhoea in the uK and overseaas, and assess the impact of infection with bovine viral diarrhoea virus on cattle health in the uK, with the aim to advice on appropriate control measures.
Objective
01: Improving diagnostic test performance.
02: Monitoring BVD control programmes
03: Monitoring pestivirus diversity
04: Investigate mechanisms of virulence
05: Investigate host restriction
06: Determine role of BVDV immunosuppression in susceptibility to TB
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2006

Cost: £321,654
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Keywords
Animal Diseases              
Animal Health              
Biotechnology              
Bovine              
Cattle              
Diagnosis              
GM Non-Food              
Plants and Animals              
Fields of Study
Animal Health