Dr. Muhammad Abubakar, a scientist from the National Veterinary Laboratory, Islamabad, Pakistan, has experience of more than 15 years in various fields of veterinary sciences. He has main expertise on the Transboundary animal diseases (TADs) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) at national as well as international level. He has worked both in academic and in field implementation of disease control programs. He has worked with local and international projects for the establishment of diagnostic laboratories for TADs in the country. He has also conducted various trainings for field as well as laboratory staff. He has published numerous research papers, review articles, and book chapters on different areas of veterinary sciences especially on TADs (Avian influenza, FMD, PPR). He is the co-editor of the book The Role of Biotechnology in Improvement of Livestock by Springer Publisher, Germany. He is currently working as an editor in chief of two journals in veterinary sciences (Research journal for Veterinary Practitioners and Veterinary Sciences; Research and Reviews).
Advances in biochemistry, molecular biology, virology, and structural biology have enabled the researchers in veterinary medicine to make many exciting discoveries that have, in some cases, conceptually revolutionized our understanding of the discipline. Emerging Trends in Veterinary Virology is a review of selected topics about viral infections in animals. 11 chapters cover recent findings about specific viruses that infect a variety of hosts. The contents cover several types of veterinary infections in birds (Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), avian leucosis), cats (feline rabies), dogs (canine distemper), bovines (viral leukemia) and equines (hendra virus disease). Additionally, special topics such as the epidemiology of veterinary zoonoses and SARS are also covered. The book provides updated information for researchers (virologists, microbiologists), students and veterinarians, alike.