This book is a comprehensive review of the Bovine RespiratoryDisease (BRD), a condition that causes significant economic losses on cattle farms. It is divided into five chapters, in which importantaspects such as epidemiology, predisposing factors, main pathogens involved, diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment of the disease, among other specificities, are addressed. One of the chapters is a compilation of actual clinical cases. Thanks to the authors? broad experience in the fields of research and education, this work contains updated information about this disease, whose scientific validityhas been established, and is written in a structured way, with a clear didactic style that makes it easy to read. An indispensable book for all the veterinary professionals whose work focuses on cattle.
Clara Marín Orenga
After graduating in Veterinary Science by the University CEU Cardenal Herrera in 2004, Dr. Marín Orenga earned a PhD by the same university in 2009. Since then, she has been a Professor at theVeterinary Faculty of the University CEU Cardenal Herrera.
Dr. Marín Orenga has participated in more than 18 investigation agreements with companies, associations and public organisms, which have resulted in publishing of 11 international papers (JRC), 25 national papers(general magazines), 2 books, 1 patent, 14 lectures in transference journeys and 44 participations in international and national seminars. During this period she did investigation placementsin the VLA (Veterinary Laboratories Agency) in Weybridge (United Kingdom), which is part of the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), in the reference Laboratory for Animal Health of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain and in the AHVLA (Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency) in Weybridge (United Kingdom). In January 2014, she wasnamed European Diplomate for Poultry by the European College of Poultry Science.
Santiago Vega García
PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1999, Diploma in Health by the National School of Health Carlos III of Madrid in 1996, master’s degree in management of centres and social and health projects in 2010 and master’s degree in health and porcine production by the University of Lleida in 2011. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of theUniversity CEU Cardenal Herrera and member of the European and National Conference of Deans of the different degrees of health sciences.
He has formerly worked as head of the organization and development of the means of cultivation department of the Instituto Llorente S.A. of Madrid. He has organized and developed the laboratory of campaigns for the livestock sanitary of the regional agrarian laboratory of the community of Madrid.
He has performed stays at the department of virology of the central veterinary laboratory in Weybridge (United Kingdom) developing different diagnostic techniques in veterinary virology together with manyother international stays in Italy and Hungary as well as Spain.
He has focused his research in two well defined lines, on the one hand in virology, specifically in the virus of bovine viral diarrhea and Border disease, West Nile virus and avian pneumovirus. As second-line he has studied diseases related to public health, (leishmaniasis, leptospirosis, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis and ehrlichiosis) and possible zoonoses such as hepatitis E. This productive activity has resulted in several research projects obtained in public competition, the direction of various Diplomas of Advanced Studies (DEAs), and doctoral theses. He has maintained an active participation in congresses and national and international conferences as well as publications in conference proceedings; he also published monographs, book chapters and scientific articles in national and internationaljournals. He has participated in numerous courses on virology, organized by different institutions.
5. Clinical manifestations
Bacteria isolation and identification
8.Prevention and control
Control through vaccination
Mechanism of protection
Cleaning and disinfection