Caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE)

Summary

Caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), commonly known as 'big knee', is caused by a lentivirus or 'slow' virus associated with nervous disorder (encephalomyelitis) in kids and slowly-developing disease syndromes in older goats. Symptoms can vary markedly between animals with most well managed goats showing no obvious clinical signs.

Contents include:

  • the virus
  • the disease
  • epidemiology
  • zoonotic risk
  • CAE risk factors
  • CAE control
  • CAE certification



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Primefact 857 First Edition

Published: 01 Jan 2012