Iowa State University Veterinarian


Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html

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SF601 V65

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Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF) is a clinicopathological syndrome which occurs in many ruminant species including domestic cattle, white tailed deer, Greater Kudus, and bison. In Africa MCF is caused by a cell associated herpes virus for which the wildebeest is thought to be a carrier. The etiologic agent is less clearly defined for the european-North American form of MCF. Viruses isolated from animals with MCF in the United States include bovine syncytial virus, herpesvirus, togavirus, and a morbilivirus.