• We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Logo of compmedJournal Web siteSee also archive of Canadian Journal of Comparative MedicineNow Published as Canadian Journal of Veterinary ResearchFormerly published as Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Science. 1940 to 1968.
Can J Comp Med. Jul 1985; 49(3): 340–342.
PMCID: PMC1236184

Natural transmission of bovine leukemia virus in dairy calves by dehorning.

Abstract

Gouge dehorning was evaluated as a mode of transmitting bovine leukemia virus in Holstein calves at a commercial dairy. Significantly (p less than 0.05) more calves dehorned by the gouge method developed antibodies to bovine leukemia virus, as measured by agar-gel immunodiffusion, three months after dehorning, than calves not dehorned. The field use of a blood-contaminated dehorning device resulted in transmission of bovine leukemia virus.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (422K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Ferrer JF, Piper CE, Abt DA, Marshak RR, Bhatt DM. Natural mode of transmission of the bovine C type leukemia virus (BLV). Bibl Haematol. 1975 Oct;(43):235–237. [PubMed]
  • Piper CE, Ferrer JF, Abt DA, Marshak RR. Postnatal and prenatal transmission of the bovine leukemia virus under natural conditions. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1979 Jan;62(1):165–168. [PubMed]
  • Thurmond MC, Carter RL, Puhr DM, Burridge MJ, Miller JM, Schmerr MJ, Van der Maaten MJ. An epidemiological study of natural in utero infection with bovine leukemia virus. Can J Comp Med. 1983 Jul;47(3):316–319. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Baliga V, Ferrer JF. Expression of the bovine leukemia virus and its internal antigen in blood lymphocytes. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1977 Nov;156(2):388–391. [PubMed]
  • Roberts DH, Lucas MH, Wibberley G, Chasey D. An investigation into the susceptibility of cattle to bovine leukosis virus following inoculation by various routes. Vet Rec. 1982 Mar 6;110(10):222–224. [PubMed]
  • Wilesmith JW. Needle transmission of bovine leucosis virus. Vet Rec. 1979 Feb 3;104(5):107–107. [PubMed]
  • Hugoson G, Vennström R, Henriksson K. The occurrence of bovine leukosis following the introduction of babesiosis vaccination. Bibl Haematol. 1968;30:157–161. [PubMed]
  • Roberts DH, Lucas MH, Wibberley G, Chasey D. Investigation of the possible role of the tuberculin intradermal test in the spread of enzootic bovine leukosis. Vet Res Commun. 1981 Apr;4(4):301–305. [PubMed]

Articles from Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine are provided here courtesy of Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Formats:

Related citations in PubMed

See reviews...See all...

Cited by other articles in PMC

See all...

Links

  • MedGen
    MedGen
    Related information in MedGen
  • PubMed
    PubMed
    PubMed citations for these articles

Recent Activity

Your browsing activity is empty.

Activity recording is turned off.

Turn recording back on

See more...