15. Retrovirus Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén3,4,
  2. J. Paul Duff5 and
  3. Anna Meredith6
  1. Leslie A. Reperant DVM, PhD1 and
  2. Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus DVM, PhD, Professor2

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch15

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Reperant, L. A. and Osterhaus, A. D. M. E. (2012) Retrovirus Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 3

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 4

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 5

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 6

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of Virology Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, and Artemis Research Institute for Wildlife Health in Europe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • retrovirus infections;
  • Retroviridae, enveloped, single-stranded RNA viruses;
  • exogenous retroviruses, associated with disease;
  • FeLV, gammaretrovirus in neoplastic/degenerative disease;
  • FIV, lentivirus replicating in feline T lymphoblastoid cells;
  • gross/microscopic pathology of FeLV in cats, persistent viraemia;
  • alces leucotropic oncovirus infection, and ALOV;
  • avian retroviruses, neoplastic, lymphomas/immunosuppressive in birds;
  • BLV, deltaretrovirus causing enzootic bovine leucosis;
  • EIAV, lentivirus causing severe anaemia in equids


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