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Arthritis Encephalitis Virus, Caprine

A species of Lentivirus, subgenus Ovine-Caprine Lentiviruses (Lentiviruses, Ovine-Caprine), closely related to Visna-maedi virus and causing acute Encephalomyelitis; chronic arthritis; Pneumonia; Mastitis; and Glomerulonephritis in Goats. It is transmitted mainly in the Colostrum and Milk.