Experimental transmission of enzootic bovine leukosis to cattle, sheep and goats: infectious doses of blood and incubation period of the disease.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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A group of 49 BLV-free recipient animals (24 cattle, 15 sheep and 10 goats) were inoculated intradermally with serial dilutions of blood collected on two BLV-positive donor cows. One donor had a high lymphocytosis and high antibody titers to gpBLV antigens; these two parameters were low for the second donor. The number of lymphocytes which induced BLV infection in recipient animals varied widely with the donor. The high infectivity of a donor seemed to be correlated with high lymphocytosis and high antibody titers to gpBLV antigens. Identification and removal of infectious animals would red…

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