Journal article

Essential veterinary education in the virology of domestic animals, wild animals and birds: diagnosis and pathogenesis of viral infections

CR Wilks, SG Fenwick

REVUE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE-OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES | OFFICE INT EPIZOOTIES | Published : 2009

Abstract

An education in veterinary virology should establish a basis for life-long learning and enable veterinary graduates to address professionally the control and eradication of viral diseases, both locally and globally. It is therefore more important that the curriculum focuses on a sound understanding of the nature and behaviour of viruses and their interactions with animal hosts, rather than imparting detailed information on an ever-increasing number of individual viral diseases in a widening range of animal species. Graduate veterinarians should be prepared with a comprehensive knowledge of the nature of viruses and their close dependence on the hosts thatthey infect, as well as a good unders..

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University of Melbourne Researchers