Are caliciviruses enveloped or non enveloped?
To what genus does feline calicivirus belong?
T/F: the genomic RNA of caliciviridae is not infectious
linear, single stranded, positive sense RNA
Where in the cell do caliciviruses replicate?
What clinical signs do you see in a cat with classical calicivirus?
Oral and upper respiratory infection (tongue ulcers, chronic ulcerative proliferation of gums, rhinitis)
sometimes limping/lameness (synovitis)
What are the pathological processes of FCV-VSD (virulent systemic disease)?
Much higher mortality than classical calicivirus (~50%)
Ulcerations of tongue, gingiva, nasal cavity, and haired skin. Sloughing of paw pads, pneumonia, necrosis of the liver, spleen, and pancreas
Clinical: fever, facial edema, crusted lesions, ulcers and alopecia, jaundice, respiratory distress
T/F: the feline calicivirus vaccine available has been effective in protecting against the virulent systemic strain
Is the clinical disease produced by Vesicular Exanthema of Swine (VES) distinguishable from Foot and Mouth dz, vesicular stomatitis , or swine vesicular dz
NO. These dz are all indistinguishable via clinical presentation
How does a pig get VES?
Direct contact or eating infected pork
How often are there outbreaks of vesicular exanthema of swine in the united states?
There aren’t!! it has been eradicated from the united states
Clinical signs of VES?
fever and formation of vesicles on the snout, oral mucosa, soles of the feet/coronary band - causing lameness
What are the clinical signs seen in sea lions with San Miguel Sea Lion virus?
Formation of vesicles in oral cavity and on flippers