Factors associated with in utero or periparturient transmission of bovine leukemia virus in calves on a California dairy.

M. L. Lassauzet, Mark Thurmond, W. O. Johnson, C. A. Holmberg

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Abstract

A three-year prospective study involving 143 calves born from infected cows was undertaken on a California dairy to evaluate possible factors of the dam associated with bovine leukemia virus infection in utero or during the periparturient period. In utero or periparturient infection occurred at a rate of 4.8% and was more likely in calves born to cows with an average peripheral blood lymphocyte count during pregnancy greater than 12,000 cells/microL (p = 0.043) or in calves born to cows that developed malignant lymphoma (p = 0.00004), but not in calves born to cows with p-24 antibodies (p = 0.675).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-268
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian journal of veterinary research = Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire
Volume55
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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