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The most important enteric viruses

Learn about which viruses may produce enteric disease or hepatitis in animals and the different mechanisms by which they may produce disease.

Each animal species is affected by different enteric viruses. Here we review those affecting farm animals and pets, and how they produce disease.

Remember that the most enteropathogenic viruses are naked viruses, which are extremely resistant to the harsh conditions of the stomach and intestine.

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Review the different viruses that produce enteric disease in the various species. Ruminants are polygastric (the food has to cross four different stomachs before it passes to the intestine), dogs are carnivorous, pigs are omnivorous. Is there a link between the different viruses and the type of food? Share your thoughts in the comments

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Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

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