The chapter aims at providing readers with the overview of the herpesvirus infection in bovines. It includes the detailed etiology of the infection, discussing the virus characteristics, virus structure, genome, viral proteins, types and subtypes of the virus. Then, the chapter discusses the transmission and pathogenesis of the virus, which are very important as they help to control the virus spread, viral latency and clinical signs observed in the affected animals. Later, the chapter discusses the diagnosis of herpesvirus infection in bovines to help the readers to gain knowledge about the techniques used earlier and nowadays for the diagnosis of the infection. Then, the chapter provides information on the procedures to be adopted for the prevention and control of the infection in bovines. Thus, the chapter provides complete information about the herpesvirus infection in bovines.
Part of the book: Herpesviridae